Chest Press

PURPOSE
» Strengthen the arms, chest, triceps, core and postural muscles.

STARTING POSITION
Stand under or just in front of the anchor. Adjust handles to hand level.

STARTING POSITION VARIATIONS
3 Point Suspension - Step forward of the anchor, take a handle in each hand and place one foot in a loop.
Single Leg Stance - Stand on one leg and cross the foot of the free leg behind the ankle.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
Lean into the ropes until the arms are at chest level. Bend the elbows wide to perform a Chest Press. Straighten the arms to return to starting position.

MAKE IT HARDER
One Arm Chest Press - Hold one handle and lean into the ropes until the arm is at chest height. Bend the elbow wide and straighten the arm to return. Keep torso steady as arm bends.

MAKE IT EASIER
Widen the stance - Stand with legs hip width apart or in a lunge stance to create a wider base of support.

VARIATIONS
Chest Fly - Lean into the ropes until the arms are at chest level and open the arms out wide with the elbows straight. Bring the arms together to return.