Originally Posted by matto
you can build more muscle with machines, u dont have to stabilize the weight and u can lift more, i can bench 320 on a smith machine but cannot do it with free weights because u have to stabilize it, its like that with most exersizes.
exactly. thats the problem. your real world functional strength does get improved but not the same way as with freeweights. the reason you build more muscle is because your pumping blood into the muscles for waste removal and nutrients.