Machine chest press

The machine chest press is a machine-based exercise targeting the chest. It approximates the motion of a bench press but is usually performed facing forward and seated upright. Many machines offer multiple grip options, such as overhand, neutral (palms facing), or underhand. The chest press is often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of a pre-exhaust or muscle-building upper-body workout.


  1. Builds size and strength in the chest, anterior delts, and triceps
  2. Easy to change weight for dropsets
  3. Safe way to push intensity and weight

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