Seated machine chest press

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Increases chest and shoulder strength.
  • Improves muscle definition.



Pre-Requisites:

  • You’ll need to have enough muscle strength to maintain proper posture.



Preparation:

  1. Adjust your seat height so that the handles are lined up just below your shoulders.
  2. Maintain posture and push foot level to release handles so that you can grasp each handle by extending your elbows.


How to Do:

  1. Tighten your abdominal muscles.
  2. Push hands forward straightening your elbows, return to starting position and repeat movement.
  3. Your shoulders should be pushed back at all times, should they be pulled forward you’re overextending your range of motion.
  4. Your wrist should remain in line with your elbows throughout this exercise movement.

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