Monday, January 14, 2013

All Smith Machine Workout Perfect for Planet Fitness

According to Muscle and Fitness, "The Smith machine was invented by fitness legend Jack La Lanne, who had a crudely fashioned sliding apparatus in his gym in the early 1950s. Muscle Beach bodybuilder Rudy Smith saw the device and hired gym-equipment specialist Paul Martin to perfect it. The new Smith machine took up residence in Vic Tanny's Gym in Los Angeles, where Smith was manager. By the end of the '50s, Smith was an executive in Tanny's gym chain, and his eponymous machines were being manufactured and sold. Today, Rudy Smith is 79 and owns Las Vegas Athletic Clubs, and Smith machines are in gyms everywhere around the globe."

Source Citation (MLA 7th Edition)
Merritt, Greg. "Rack up the gains: try these boredom-busting variations on traditional exercises with our one-stop, full-body workout." Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness July 2005: 140+.