Chest Press

The chest press machine is an excellent machine to target the chest and triceps in an easy manner. It is an excellent tool for adding size and shape to the chest and is therefore an excellent exercise for those with Pectus Excavatum.


Preparation

Sit on seat and grasp stirrups to each side. Position elbows out to sides, slightly lower than shoulder height. Position hands slightly narrower than elbow width in front of upper arms.

Execution

Push stirrups out straight until arms are straight and parallel to one another. Return stirrups to original position, until slight stretch is felt in shoulders or chest. Repeat.

Comments

Stirrup should follow slight arch pattern, in front of upper arm between elbow and chest in stretched position, traveling inward in front of each shoulder at extended position.

Muscles

Target

Pectoralis Major, Sternal

Synergists

Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Deltoid, Anterior
Triceps Brachii

Dynamic Stabilizers

Biceps Brachii, Short Head

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