Exercise Guide



If you feel pain, dizziness or shortness of breath at any time during any of the exercises or use of other equipment at this website, you should STOP exercising & consult your physician.

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Chest Press

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Lifting Technique:

1. Choose the desired weight

  • If needed, utilize the 2.5 & 5 lb. removable weight bars

2. Adjust the seat

  • Raising the seat emphasizes the lower pectoralis major
  • Lowering the seat emphasizes the upper
  • Sit with back and head fully supported against pad

3. Important: Press the foot pedal to bring the grips in your flexibility range

  • Feet should be placed flat on the ground or resting on the center of the pedal

4. Grip the handles for desired emphasis [Fig. 1]

  • Wider grips emphasize the outer pectoralis major
  • Narrow grips emphasize the inner
  • Lift the weight by extending the arm without hyper- extending the elbows

5. Lower the weight by bringing the arms back as far as your flexibility will allow [Fig. 2]

6. Complete desired number of repetitions

7. Press the foot pedal to hold the weights before releasing the arms

  • Release the foot pedal slowly to lower the weight

8. Replace removable weight bars to their storage area