flat bench machine presses

Muscle Groups

chest pectorals
Flat bench machine presses, also known as machine bench press, is a popular strength training exercise that works the muscles in the chest, shoulders and triceps. The exercise involves a machine with a bar attached to weights, which allows for the resistance to be adjusted easily by selecting the appropriate weight. To begin the exercise, the user sits on the bench and selects the weight they want to lift. Next, the user grips the bar with their palms facing down and unracks the bar. As the bar is lowered towards the chest, the elbows should be pointing outwards and slightly flared. The bar should be lowered until it touches the chest, and then pushed back up to the starting position. During this exercise, it is important to keep the back flat against the bench and to use controlled movements. It is also important not to lockout the elbows at the top of the movement to prevent any unnecessary strain. In addition to working the chest, the flat bench machine press also helps to strengthen the triceps and anterior deltoids. Repetitions and sets can be adjusted to cater to different goals, such as strength and hypertrophy. This exercise can be beneficial for individuals looking to build upper body strength, such as athletes and bodybuilders, as well as those looking to increase their overall fitness level.