Standing Chest Press With Tube Bands

Area Targeted: Middle, Upper Chest

The Standing Chest Press With Tube Bands is a great exercise for working the Chest Muscles. Since the anchor is placed a little lower you will be able to anchor your body better as well as position the bands lower so that they do not rub against your arms. This exercise mimics a push up or Bench Press, so you know that you will see results.

Instructions:

Follow the instructions below to perform this exercise:

SET UP

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at knee height

Bands: Attach each end of the band(s) to a handle

Body Positioning: Grip a handle in each hand, and stand 3 to 4 feet away from the door with your back to the door. Position your arms so that they are parallel with the floor, and parallel with the door behind you. Your palms should be facing down. Keep your back straight, head straight and chest up.

MOVEMENT

Push the handles forward, up and in until they about 6 inches apart, and at eye level. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

1. Grip the handles lightly to insure that the majority of the stress is placed the chest muscles.

2. Do not bring your elbows past your shoulders as you bring them back to the starting position.

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