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    QUADRICEPS Smith machine squats without wedge.


      Doing squats at the Smith machine is safer than with a simple barbell.
      However, you lose the effects of trying to keep your balance.
      Beginners should NOT do this exercise, since the entire spine must first be strengthened.
      Without wedge, you increase the stress on the glutei.
      Good flexibility at the ankles is required, however; to descend well in flexion.