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Exercise Demonstrations

Seated Chest Press Machine

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Seated Chest Press Machine Exercise

Starting Position

Follow machine instructions for set up and select desired weight. Sit so feet are flat on floor, knees are above ankles, back is straight and supported on pad. Grip the handles near your chest, palms facing downward. Engage abs and keep spine straight.


EXHALE: Push the handles forward by straightening at the elbows.

INHALE: Slowly bend the elbows to return to the start position, with hands near the chest, to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

When pushing the handles forward, make sure the elbows do not lock. Aim for a full range of motion, but don’t allow the weight stack to slam back down. Muscles Worked: Chest