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Band Chest Press


Description: The Band Chest Press is similar to a push up, but it is done in a standing positions. Like push ups, presses work your chest, shoulder and arm muscles. The more narrow the grip you use, the more you will use your arm muscles. The wider the grip, the more you will use your chest muscles. This exercise can exercise benefit your golf swing by helping you to support the club at the top of the swing, increase your arm speed through the ball (especially the straightening of your rear arm at impact) and even support good posture.

Summary:
  1. Start by mounting an exercise band securely behind you in line anywhere between your mid chest and the top of your shoulders. Note that positions of the band can vary to perform incline and decline presses that target different areas of your chest and shoulder muscles.
  2. Note: these can be performed with either one arm at a time or two arms. For this example grab both of the handles, one in each hand. Walk out until the bands are taught while your hands are positioned in front of your chest. Next take a bit of a split stance with one foot in front of the other. You are now in the starting position.
  3. Keeping your palms face down extend your arms until they are straight out. Push out on the count of one and draw your hands back to the starting position on the count of 3. Do 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions either with both arms or with each if you are doing them separate until you can work up to a band with more tension.
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