The 36 lb, knurled bar is attached to the frame to prevent users from losing balance and eliminates the need for a spotter, as it slides smoothly up and down the carriage without any resistance. The case-hardened rods and high-quality bearings ensure smooth movement and performance at any weight. Without the need for a spotter, users can perform numerous exercises such as bench presses and squats in a safe and efficient manner with the BE-11, while also being able to work on the rest of their body by performing rows, upright rows, shrugs, and calf raises.
Note: the BE-11 Smith Machine does NOT include cables, but the BE-11CB Counter Balance Cable Set can be purchased separately to off-set the weight of the bar. Each counter balance weighs 18 lb and mounts inside the frame, with 60” cables.