Have some new info for my gym workouts. I finally got with a guy that was recommended at the gym, to help me with using the Smith Machine for my squats! I think I mention somewhere on here that I just couldn’t lift the barbells, even without weights. He explained to me that on the SM, the weight doesn’t seem as heavy (I’m just paraphrasing here) but he showed me exactly how to work the SM and the form for my body. It was right with my form I’ve been using with the Swiss Ball which some will know how easy it is to do the squats with a ball. You still have to use the ball right of course etc.
He was impressed that I held the form he told me to, and taught me how to make sure the neck-pad I wanted to use, was placed in the most comfy part of my neck/shoulder area. Wow, it was neat and I only did one set of 12 and it was the best workout I’ve ever done doing squats
I can’t wait til next trip to gym. I’ll now be doing the Smith Machine for squats, and I started some of the larger colored free-weight dumb-bells too. I still love my resistance weight machine and do my usual 4-5 exercises on that too
Just wanted to let everyone know that helped me when I was wanting to move into some free-weight stuff, and thank you again. I realize I will probably always use the SM, not free-weight squats but I feel really good about that since this is the first time in my life I’ve stuck with workouts