The purpose of this study is to investigate differences in muscle activation between the flat barbell bench and the Smith Machine bench. This study will be done at Valparaiso University on the campus at the fitness center. The participants will consist of two freshmen males who were active in high school activities but are now inactive with respect to weight training. This study is significant because knowledge of differences in resistance training in rehabilitation of an injury may be crucial to recovery.
Cikanek, Alex, "Difference in Muscle Activation between the Flat Barbell Bench and the Smith Machine" (2011). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 20.