Does this come with weight plates and a bar?
The bar is attached to the machine. No weight plates come with the machine.
Can I put a lat/row attachment on this machine, and if so, how much extra is it?
There are no attachments to be added for this machine. You will likely need to purchase a utility bench to go with the unit.
Does the angle (7 degrees?) have an impact, positive or negative, on working the trapezoid and/or doing squats? Pardon the dumb question, but I`m a beginner. I`ve been working with a Technogym Smith machine in a hotel spa for the last month. This particular hotel machine offers straight up and down vertical movement. Thanks.
Helps keep your back straight for squats --less pressure on spine. As for effects on traps I don`t think this would have an effect.
what does the barbell weigh on the smith machine
Starting weight on the Body Solid Pro Counter balance Smith machine is 25lbs.
Can you let me know what the dimensions are and how much assembly there is? Can I use my standard bar or do I have to buy an Olympic bar and weights to use this machine?
84H by 50deep by 86 wide are the dimenions for the Body Solid Pro Club Counter Balanced Smith Machine. The width is
that width because of Olympic 2 inch diameter plate holders. A standard seven foot bar could be used however since the machine weight storage holders accomodate olympic 2 inch plates only, it may not make complete sense. Ideally it is made
for the Olympic seven foot bar.