Chest, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Shoulders, Triceps

Smith Machine Chest Press

Muscle Groups
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
Purposes
  • Chest strength
  • Front deltoids strength
  • Triceps strength

Overview

The smith machine chest press is an excellent exercise for beginners. The smith machine keeps your body in a prescribed movement pattern. Novice exercisers can master the smith machine chest press before moving on to free weights. Advanced weight trainers may use the safety catches to self-spot heavy weight. The chest press builds the chest, shoulders, and triceps.

Description

  • Lying on a bench, hold the barbell over the chest, arms straight, hands placed slightly outside of shoulder width.
  • Keep your chest up at all time, and allow the lower back to maintain a natural arch (not excessive).
  • Lower the barbell to the top of the chest.
  • Press the bar back up to the top, until your arms are straight.

Mistakes

  • Not keeping the chest up
  • Over-arching the lower back
  • Lifting the hips off the bench
  • Pushing the head back against the bench

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