As you know, chest presses are one of the top five exercises to develop a great physique and get strong (for anyone, at any age, or at any level). Learn all about their benefits, in the article Bench Presses.
One variation of the chest press is Alternating Chest Presses. As with the regular chest press, alternating chest presses work the pectoralis major -the muscle that covers most of the chest, the pectoralis minor, the triceps, the deltoids, and the trapezius.
At the same time, alternating chest presses work your stabilizer muscles, which keep your muscles stable during movement, allow you to lift higher loads, stabilize and strengthen your joints, and help prevent injuries. Additionally, this movement keeps your muscles under tension for longer periods, helping to increase your stamina.
HOW TO PERFORM:
You start the movement, in the same manner, you start regular chest presses, laying on a bench. Then, you lift the weights up and extend the arms perpendicularly to your body but instead of lowering both arms at the same time, you slowly bring down one arm at a time.
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