This is an exercise to build the pectoral muscles of the chest. This is a good exercise for beginners as the Smith Machine allows for greater control of the weights.

Muscle group: Chest


Place an incline bench at a 45 degree angle in the middle of the Smith Machine.

Align the bench so the bar is across the upper portion of your chest

Grasp the bar with a shoulder width grip

Unlock the bar and slowly lower the weight to your chest, do not bounce the bar on your chest.

With slow controlled movements, raise the bar back to the starting position.


Keep your feet flat and your back against the bench throughout this exercise.

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