How To Use Gym Equipment: Seated Chest Press

How To Use Gym Equipment: Seated Chest Press

The seated chest press is one of those essential movements for building and toning muscles in your chest. Used correctly, this machine will help you to isolate your chest. Correct form, a tailored exercise program and setting up the seated chest press machine correctly will all lead to faster results.

To help you set up your machine and execute good form, we’ve asked PT Andy at Springwood to demonstrate the set up and operation of this machine.  

Adjust your seat height

While you complete your sets at the seated chest press machine, it’s important that your feet are flat on the floor.  Adjust your seat height to make sure that your feet can comfortably rest flat on the floor, using the lever under the seat.

Adjusting your seat height will also make sure that your arms are in the correct position to complete your reps safely.

Adjust the arc

If you’d like the machine grips further back or forward so that it’s a bit more comfortable for you, you can adjust with the pin to your right (when you are sitting in the machine).

Adjust the weight stack

The seated chest press machine is a pin loaded machine, so you can change your resistance level easily. Simply pull the pin out of the weight stack and slide it into your desired weight plate. Remember that if you are a beginner, it’s important to lift light first and build your way up as you feel safe and comfortable to do so.

Ask for help

If you still need assistance with this machine, make sure you ask one of our Exercise Professionals. 

 Disclaimer: Please seek medical advice prior to attempting this workout or any exercises mentioned in this article.

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