Nautilus Linear Counter Balanced Smith Machine
12 racking positions to fit different users, exercises and benches
Linear ball bearings on 1.5 inch hardened steel shaft provide smooth, durable bar travel
J-hook bail out design with new (spring-loaded) safety stop catches
Olympic bar counter-balanced to 10 lbs
Shielded counter weight and pulley
This specific machine is popular for a couple of reasons. One, that there is no awkward angle. The bar/path is perfectly vertical, which keeps the tension on the muscle that’s being worked and not away from the body.
Two, the bar goes all the way to the floor, making deadlifts, bent rows etc. possible. With many smith machines, the bar stops just short of the knees. It’s also a full walk through.
You can wheel the bench through either side, all the way through and you don’t have a bar in the way, limiting your range of motion or type of exercises all together.