Suspension Chest Press
This exercise involves using suspension straps to perform a chest press. The straps are attached to an anchor point above the head and the user leans forward while holding onto the straps, then pushes their body back up to perform the press. This exercise targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps while also engaging the core and stabilizer muscles.
Suspension Chest Press Instructions
- Adjust the suspension trainer to chest height.
- Stand facing away from the anchor point with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Grasp the handles with an overhand grip and walk forward until your body is at a 45-degree angle to the floor.
- Engage your core and keep your body in a straight line from head to heels.
- Bend your elbows and lower your chest towards the handles, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
- Push back up to the starting position, straightening your arms.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
Suspension Chest Press Form & Visual
Suspension Chest Press Benefits
- Targets multiple muscle groups including chest, shoulders, triceps, and core
- Improves upper body strength and stability
- Engages stabilizer muscles for a more complete workout
- Allows for adjustable resistance and difficulty by changing body angle and position
- Can be easily modified for different fitness levels and abilities
- Provides a low-impact exercise option for those with joint pain or injuries
Suspension Chest Press Muscles Worked
- Pectoralis major (chest muscles)
- Triceps brachii (back of upper arm muscles)
- Anterior deltoids (front of shoulder muscles)
- Stabilizer muscles in the core, shoulders, and arms
Suspension Chest Press Variations & Alternatives
- Incline Suspension Chest Press
- Decline Suspension Chest Press
- Single Arm Suspension Chest Press
- Close Grip Suspension Chest Press
- Wide Grip Suspension Chest Press
- Explosive Suspension Chest Press
- Slow and Controlled Suspension Chest Press
- Paused Suspension Chest Press
- Alternating Suspension Chest Press
- Isometric Suspension Chest Press