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Chest Press Machine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Chest Press Machine.

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How to Use the Seated Chest Press Machine

The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows. The Setup Start by adjusting the seat height. When se...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Free Weights or Machines?

It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice...  Read more

You Can Do Perfect Pushups

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup! Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo...  Read more

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f...  Read more

The Push-Up Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

What cardio machines in the gym do you like using?
Updated 9/30/2014 9:05:06 PM

I'm wondering what cardio machines people on the boards like using that have given them results. Exercising right now isn't an option due to the insane high temperatures we are experiencing and I can only imagine that fires will be happening soon lik...  Read more

When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press o
Updated 9/21/2014 3:12:02 PM

When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press on anyhow without giving in to the feelings, I grow stronger and stronger in favor of making workouts a HABIT. Today I proudly completed week4 day 3 of C25k. Really building my endurance....  Read more

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, cou
Updated 9/18/2014 3:28:30 PM

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, coughing, etc on antibiotics and prednisone along with my normal meds...how much csn i push the exercise or should I or just finish housework that cant wait then rest...????...  Read more

reps on machines and elliptical success!
Updated 9/13/2014 3:01:32 PM

I was wondering if there is a certain number or reps and sets that I should stick by when working out on weight machines or with similar activities? I do two sets of ten per machine typically. My other question beyond that was how do I know whether t...  Read more

Pressing Forward!!
Updated 8/15/2014 9:18:12 PM

Just started today on SparkPeople. This looked like a great site and great people that has similar weight goals as myself! Looking forward to my weight goal and I'd love to have supporters and getting to know the SparkePeople Community! Thanks...  Read more

Mix it up

When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!...  Read more

Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred

I had pretty much hit a plateau when I first tried this DVD. I work out during my lunch hour so I'm pressed for time. In the 2-3 months that I've been 'shredding', I've lost 10 pounds, 2 inches in my chest and 2 in my waist. So if you are stuck in a...  Read more

Weight Training for a Healthier Life

This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls....  Read more

2 Full Body Exercise Routines for Better Sleep

This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o...  Read more

10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym. If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al...  Read more