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Upper Body Exercises: Chest Press

This exercise stretches and strengthens your upper body. Before starting, read through all the instructions. During the exercise, breathe normally and use smooth movements. Stop if you feel any pain. If pain persists, call your healthcare provider.

  • Hold a ____ pound weight in each hand. Lie on your back on a flat bench with knees bent. Hold your arms straight up with weights in line with your chest.

  • Lower your arms down and out until your elbows are bent at a  90-degree angle. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat ____ times. Do ____ sets ____ times a day.

Man lying on back doing chest press exercise with hand weights.

Note: Follow any special instructions you are given. If you feel pain, stop the exercise. If the pain continues after stopping, call your healthcare provider.

Caution

Don’t arch your back. Keep your knees bent.

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