Chest Press with Curl Bar

Area Targeted: Middle Chest

Boost your chest workout with the Standing Chest Press using the Curl Bar and tube bands. This exercise targets your chest muscles while the high anchor point allows for better body stability and band positioning. Simulating push-ups and bench presses, this exercise promises outstanding results for a stronger, sculpted chest.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at top of the door

Bands: Thread the band(s) through the anchor and attach each end of the band(s) to an outer ring of the bar.

Body Positioning: Stand close to the door with your back to the anchor. Position your head and shoulders in between the bar and the anchor. Grip the bar at chest height with hands shoulder-width apart and palms facing forward. Position your elbows tight to your body. Your palms should be facing down. Keep your back straight, head straight, and chest up.


Push the bar down and forward until your arms are almost fully straight and are at stomach height. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Grip the bar lightly to ensure that the majority of the stress is placed on the chest muscles.
2. Do not bring your elbows past your shoulders as you move them back to the starting position.