Follow along as we demonstrate the proper set-up and execution of a chest press. When done correctly, the chest press will help you build your chest muscles with less strain.
Special Equipment: Resistance Bands
Level: Beginner to Advanced
This is an upper body exercise that focuses on the chest called a Chest Press.To perform this exercise you will only need resistance bands. Begin by facing the swim current with your feet approximately shoulder width apart, knees are slightly bent, hips are pressed back and the chest is slightly forward creating a nice long spine. Hold the resistance bands at chest height, making sure that you are far enough away from the anchors so there is no slack in the resistance bands. Begin the exercise by pressing the resistance bands away from the body. The resistance bands should remain at the surface of the water at all times. For beginners, start with a slow tempo and the Pace set at a low flow. The faster you go and the higher the flow from the swim current, the greater the demand on the working muscles. Perform this exercise for 30 seconds and recover for 15 to 20 seconds, or longer if needed. Perform a total of 3 to 4 rounds for optimal results.