- Sit on seat with lower chest at height of parallel handles.
If available, push foot lever until handles are within grasping
range. Grasp parallel handles. Release foot lever.
- Press lever until arms are extended. Return weight until
shoulders or chest feels 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 releasing grips.
- Seat should be adjusted so handles are to sides of lower
chest. Parallel grip tends to place shoulders in a more stable
position, with arms closer to sides, which may be more ideal
for those with certain shoulder issues. See exercise performed
apparatus with lever from bottom of machine. Also see exercise
performed with standard grip
providing greater emphasis on chest development.