- Sit on seat with chest approximately height of horizontal
handles. If available, push foot lever until lever is within
grasping range. Grasp handles with wide overhand grip; elbows
out to sides just below shoulders. Release foot lever.
- Press lever until arms are extended. Return weight until
chest muscles are slightly stretched. Repeat.
- Some machines have foot levers to position handles in a more
comfortable starting and ending position. If foot lever is available,
engage it before grasping handles, release it before performing
exercise, and engage it again just before releasing grips.
- Also see exercises on machine
with lever fulcrum above. Range of motion will be compromised
if grip is too
wide. Also see Bench