Lever Chest Press

Lever Chest Press


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



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 Press Analysis.

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