Chest - Seated Chest Press

Chest - Seated Chest Press
The chest press machine is kind of like a bench press, but without the danger of dropping the bar on your body.


      • Compound Exercise
      • Main muscle targeted – Chest
      • Helper muscles – Triceps

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Set to the required weight and adjust the machine so that the handles are about midway up your chest. Grab the handles with your palms facing downwards. Some machines come with a foot lever to release the weights, press it to take the strain. Press the handles forward, extending through the elbow until your arms are straight in front of you. Hold that position for a moment, then return to your starting position, being careful to keep the bar from fitting the stops.

Why it’s good:

It’s a similar movement to a bench press, but without the danger or need for a spotter.

What to watch out for:

Keep your back straight. If you slouch it can put pressure into your spine and may cause pain.

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