Total Gym® Chest Exercises

Total Gym
Chest Exercises

The chest muscles are used primarily for movements around the shoulder. Things like bringing the arms together towards the center of the body (like in a push up), throwing a ball, or holding groceries. On a Total Gym, we can do a variety of exercises that target the chest muscles, and strengthen the shoulder and the core simultaneously. Click here for exercises.

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Total Gym
Chest Exercises

The chest muscles are used primarily for movements around the shoulder. Things like bringing the arms together towards the center of the body (like in a push up), throwing a ball, or holding groceries. On a Total Gym, we can do a variety of exercises that target the chest muscles, and strengthen the shoulder and the core simultaneously. Click here for exercises.

Check out these Total Gym attachments to help tighten your chest:

Total Gym Press Up Bars

pressup-bars

  • Build & strengthen chest, upper back, triceps & shoulders!
  • Also works as a pull up bar!
  • Attaches in minutes!

Total Gym Upper Body System

Upper Body System - Total Gym

  • Dip Bars target your pectorals and triceps
  • Press Up Bars build and strengthen chest, upper back, shoulders & triceps
  • Both attach in minutes!

Total Gym Wing Attachment

Total Gym Wing Attachment for chest exercises

  • One of the most versatile accessories for your Total Gym
  • Target your upper and lower body
  • Quick hitch-pin attachment method for convenient use

Incline Push-Up

Tired of the traditional push-up? Or find a traditional push-up impossible to do? The Total Gym Incline Push-Up allows you to work on your chest and arms no matter what your skill level!
Total Gym Incline Push-Up How to:
  • Unhook pulley cable and remove squat stand.
  • Place feet against front crossbar and place hands toward the sides at top end of glideboard.
  • Push glideboard up the rails, bringing body parallel to glideboard, bend elbows and lower towards glideboard.
  • Straighten elbows to starting position.

Seated Chest Press

Whether you're male or female, training your chest muscles gives you more strength for daily activities, especially ones that require pushing. It also improves strength and muscle tone in your arms and shoulders.
Total Gym Seated Chest Press How to:
  • Position hands near outside of chest, with cables under wrists and forearms.
  • Push handles forward and out to the sides by extending arms straight out to chest level with a wide grip.
  • Slowly return to starting position.

Seated Chest Fly

The Seated Chest Fly on the Total Gym is great for increasing chest strength without straining your shoulders and triceps. Chest strength is key to everyday activities like lifting and throwing. Stronger chest muscles also help increase the stability of your shoulders. Increasing chest strength (as with all strength training) can help with weight loss. Building muscle boosts your metabolism and helps to burn fat.
Total Gym Seated Chest Fly How to:
  • Slightly bend elbow and position hands towards outside of hips, palms facing forward.
  • Pull handles forward and together all the way around to approximately chest level with palms facing in.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.

Lateral Chest Fly

The key to a successful weight loss exercise program is STICKING with it. With Total Gym's versatility, you'll never grow bored! Turn a traditional chest fly into a Lateral Chest Fly to work your muscles in a whole new way.
Total Gym Sit-Up How to:
  • Grasp Total Gym handle on same side as support column and pull glideboard halfway up rails.
  • Sit facing sideways, extending both legs straight out.
  • Extend arm towards support column.
  • With thumb up, pull handle straight across in front of torso at chest level.
  • Slowly return to starting position.

Incline Push-Up

Tired of the traditional push-up? Or find a traditional push-up impossible to do? The Total Gym Incline Push-Up allows you to work on your chest and arms no matter what your skill level!
Total Gym Incline Push-Up How to:
  • Unhook pulley cable and remove squat stand.
  • Place feet against front crossbar and place hands toward the sides at top end of glideboard.
  • Push glideboard up the rails, bringing body parallel to glideboard, bend elbows and lower towards glideboard.
  • Straighten elbows to starting position.

Seated Chest Press

Whether you're male or female, training your chest muscles gives you more strength for daily activities, especially ones that require pushing. It also improves strength and muscle tone in your arms and shoulders.
Total Gym Seated Chest Press How to:
  • Position hands near outside of chest, with cables under wrists and forearms.
  • Push handles forward and out to the sides by extending arms straight out to chest level with a wide grip.
  • Slowly return to starting position.

Seated Chest Fly

The Seated Chest Fly on the Total Gym is great for increasing chest strength without straining your shoulders and triceps. Chest strength is key to everyday activities like lifting and throwing. Stronger chest muscles also help increase the stability of your shoulders. Increasing chest strength (as with all strength training) can help with weight loss. Building muscle boosts your metabolism and helps to burn fat.
Total Gym Seated Chest Fly How to:
  • Slightly bend elbow and position hands towards outside of hips, palms facing forward.
  • Pull handles forward and together all the way around to approximately chest level with palms facing in.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.

Lateral Chest Fly

The key to a successful weight loss exercise program is STICKING with it. With Total Gym's versatility, you'll never grow bored! Turn a traditional chest fly into a Lateral Chest Fly to work your muscles in a whole new way.
Total Gym Sit-Up How to:
  • Grasp Total Gym handle on same side as support column and pull glideboard halfway up rails.
  • Sit facing sideways, extending both legs straight out.
  • Extend arm towards support column.
  • With thumb up, pull handle straight across in front of torso at chest level.
  • Slowly return to starting position.

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