PRO “Training with Charles [Glass], we’ve really emphasized Hammer Strength for chest and back. The unilateral machines give you the feel of free weights with the safety of machines. I get a better stretch and contraction from Hammer Strength presses than barbell bench presses.”

Stan McQuay, 2010 Detroit Pro 202 winner



CON “If the choice is between a machine and free weights, I’ll choose the free weights. I use some machines, but for chest, especially, I still prefer barbells and dumbbells for presses. If I use a machine for chest, it’s probably the Smith machine or cable crossovers. Too many people rely too much on machines.”

Jaroslav Horvath, 2010 Europa Super Show 202, second place