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Chest press machine

  • Fully electronic chest press
  • Effective chest and pecs training
  • Ideal for training the pectoral muscle
  • Important for posture
  • Maximum training weight: 165 kg

    Specifications EU

    • Depth

      1578 mm

    • Weight

      250 kg

    • Width

      963 mm

    • Max. power consumption

      8 A

    • Height

      1544 mm

    • Power supply

      230V / 50Hz

    Specifications US

    • Depth

      5’ 3”

    • Weight

      552 lbs

    • Width

      3’ 2”

    • Max. power consumption

      15 A

    • Height

      4’ 11”

    • Power supply

      115 V / 60 Hz

    The high-performance chest press for effective chest training

    The chest press is the most popular training machine for effective chest and pecs training, next to the butterfly machine, which is probably used in every gym. This guided pressure-based exercise for the chest muscles is particularly suitable for beginners because of its low level of difficulty.

    However, the high-performance chest press from eGym makes it an effective training tool even for professionals. By applying training methods based on sports science, this chest press allows strong muscle utilization to ensure even experienced bodybuilders will break out in a sweat.  This means our chest press is in no way inferior to alternative strength training equipment, such as the bench press.

    Pectoral muscles
    Primary muscles
    Anterior shoulder muscles, posterior arm muscles
    Secondary muscles

    Chest press: Key muscles for healthy posture

    The chest press primarily trains your pectoral muscles, (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), colloquially referred to as the pecs. Your chest muscles bring your arms together in front of your body and stabilize your shoulder joint, and are therefore involved in almost all everyday movements, such as lifting and carrying. Well-trained chest muscles work in harmony with your upper back muscles to support a healthy posture. Strengthening your pectoral muscles also maintains the functionality of the shoulder joint.

    Healthy muscle balance

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    The ratio muscle balance shown – also sometimes referred to as the agonist/antagonist ratio of muscular strength – shows the average maximum strength of agonist and antagonist muscles in a healthy 25-year-old eGym user.

    Digital fitness technology for a stronger chest and bigger pecs

    The digital chest press allows you to train with appropriate force distribution, with the machine adjusting the resistance to your potential strength as you perform the exercise. This allows you to train optimally across the entire range of motion.

    The innovative technology of our training machines provides the right counterforce in every joint angle, so that your muscles are intensively stimulated across the full movement. When you train at full range of motion with maximum intensity, you increase the maximum strength of your chest muscles. This promotes rapid muscle growth. If, on the other hand, your focus is on improving your muscle definition rather than increasing strength, the chest press also has suitable training programs to support that goal.

    Possible training goals for the eGym chest press

    • Strength and conditioning

    • Muscle building

    • General fitness

    • Figure training

    • Weight loss

    • Health

    Our fully automatic chest press has numerous training programs that align your chest exercises on the machine to your training goal. Factors such as training weight and number of repetitions influence how your training will affect your muscles. People who want to build muscle mass benefit from intense strength training where as many muscle fibers as possible are activated at the same time. On the other hand, people aiming for a firm chest with good definition are better off training mostly at a low weight and with many repetitions. Women also report that regular chest press exercises to develop the underlying muscle can help to lift the breasts and make them appear larger.

    Success is part of the program when you train using our digital gym equipment – in every sense of the word. All you have to do is choose your training goal and the machine will automatically tell you how to train.

    How effective is training with a chest press?

    The chest press machine is an extremely useful training machine for everyone. The movement on the chest press is similar to push-ups, which makes it a functional exercise, too. As well as developing the large pectoral muscle (the pecs), the chest press also trains the shoulders and triceps.

    Training with a chest press is an effective chest exercise, whatever your training plan. Beginners, recreational athletes, or seniors whose main reason for strength training is simply to support their health and fitness, are all similarly advised to do full-body workouts using professional exercise equipment. The chest press is often the device of choice for training in the chest area. It makes equal sense for professionals and athletes who train their chest muscles individually to include equipment such as the chest press in addition to basic exercises such as bench presses, push-ups, and free-weight exercises for variation.

    It is a good idea to ensure your strength training is sufficiently varied, as muscles can adjust to certain types of exertion over time. This is achieved not only through a combination of exercises designed to build muscle mass, such as the chest press and isolation exercises like the butterfly, but also by dividing the training into phases. This is why all eGym strength machines provide automatic periodization. The eGym chest press will provide new training stimuli every six training units you complete.

    The maximum training weight for our chest press is 165 kg. The automatic periodization and training methods such as adaptive training to maximize strength ensure that muscular strength trainers can get the most out of our equipment.

    The chest press is a piece of training kit that works for everyone. Women often report concerns that chest training will make their breasts smaller. However, if the workout is designed to stimulate muscle growth rather than fat loss, it will lead to firmer rather than smaller breasts, which might otherwise result from a loss of fatty tissue. The chest press is good for women’s health and helps increase firmness.

    Proper exercise technique when using the chest press

    The eGym chest press is very easy to use compared to other training machines. The most important thing is to ensure the machine is set correctly for you. After a one-time adjustment to your body size, the device will automatically adjust itself to the correct settings for every workout.

    The clear display will guide you through the entire exercise. The eGym curve on screen will tell you when to push the handles forward, when you’ve reached the end position, and when to move your arms back to the starting position. The ideal training speed for your chest exercises is also visually indicated in an entertaining way while you work out.

    The eGym chest press, like all eGym training equipment, ensures that you can exercise safely and accurately even without direct trainer support.

    When using the chest press, you lean against the seat back with your back upright. The seat height is set so that the upper handles are central, level with your shoulders.

    With the full amplitude of motion, the shoulder is in flexion and slightly stretched in the starting position. This can cause pain in people with shoulder problems. The range of motion should be shortened in such cases and the flexion in the starting position should be reduced.

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    eGym chest press training – digital controls for optimal training results

    The eGym chest press with its digital controls lays the perfect foundation for you to achieve the best ever results from your pectoral muscle training.

    The software ensures that you do not make the typical mistakes people make when using a chest press – in particular relating to training intensity or exercise technique. It can also help you to fully exploit your chest muscles’ growth potential by activating as many muscle fibres as possible through special training methods.

    Try out the eGym digital chest press at a gym near you. The technical features open up a whole new dimension of training efficiency that you should definitely experience for yourself.

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