Originally Posted by CorpDesertique
the advantages of these lifts is that we can compare the performances
I personally only do bench press and pull ups, so leg press for quads, cable row for back
They are just tools, that's all. If you have leverages for bench or squats, fine, you can do them with barbell.
If not, well designed machines are superior. I'm talking about bodybuilding/hypertrophy training.