|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
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.
Press lever bars up 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 position. If available, push lever with foot, grasp bar, and release foot lever.
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. Also see exercise performed with standard grip providing greater emphasis on chest development.