Chest Press – Pin Loaded
Chest Press – Pin loaded, Commercial Grade (Cybex)
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Note : Heavy item
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How to Use the Seated Chest Press Machine
STARTING POSITION (PREPARATION): Sit vertically with your feet fiat, either on a footstool or the floor. Your back should be pressed against the backrest. Adjust the seat height so that the handles are level with your chest. Keeping your spine in a neutral position, grasp the handles with a closed, neutral or pronated grip so that your forearms are parallel to the floor and your elbows are directly behind the handles in the same plane. Keep your shoulders down, your chin back, and your head up.
ACTION (EXECUTION): Inhale and slowly allow the handles to come towards you by bending your elbows. Once your hands are parallel to your chest, pause, exhale, push the handles, and return to the starting position by extending your elbows and pressing the weight along the predetermined path of motion.
Movement Path: The handles of the machine draw back in a horizontal plane toward your torso until your hands are parallel to your chest, and return to the starting position via the same path.
There are many types of machine presses. Many also have various grip positions, which allows you to use a very wide or narrowed grip and even a neutral grip.
Machine Chest Press Tips and Tricks
- Be sure to adjust the machine to match your height and limb length.
- Look for your chest to remain high, your forearms to remain parallel to the ground, and your elbows to remain directly behind your hands.
- Keep your elbows at the same height throughout the movement.
- Avoid flattening your lower back, overextending your shoulders forwards, or allowing your elbows to either elevate or drop during any portion of the exercise.
- Avoid picking your feet up.
- Stabilise by keeping your tail bone, upper back, and head in contact with the bench (your lower back should be slightly off it) throughout the movement, with your shoulders down and away from your ears.
- Slowly lower the bar to the down position without letting the weight rest on the stack between reps.
Main muscles: pectoralis major, triceps, deltoids (anterior)
Secondary muscles: coracobrachialis, serratus anterior, subscapularis
Antagonists: latissimus dorsi, biceps, deltoids (posterior)