February Featured Machine: Chest/Back

This machine will help you strengthen your pectoral muscles (chest), rhomboids and latissimus dorsi (upper back). Strengthening these muscles helps you lift and carry boxes, grocery bags, or your children.

Sit in the machine, with your hips and back pressed against the back. Grasp the handles so that your hands are aligned with the middle of your chest and your elbows are out to the sides. Quickly push the handles out as far as you can, but avoid locking your elbows. Quickly return the handles back to the start position.