Our Exercise of the Week is the Chest Press. As you may have guessed from the name, this exercise targets the chest muscles, but it also works the shoulders and triceps (and core if you perform the more challenging version mentioned at the bottom).
How To: You will need a mid-level (around waist-height) anchoring point for this exercise. Start facing away from the anchoring point with your feet shoulder-width apart and the handles against your chest with your knuckles facing forward. Slowly push the handles forward until your arms are fully extended (if that’s too difficult you can also alternate one arm at a time). Return to the starting position. That is one rep. We recommend working your way up to three sets of 10 reps.
For an added challenge, perform this exercise while balancing on one leg (as pictured above). Remember to engage the core to help maintain your balance. For an additional challenge, attach resistance to your feet (using the ExcelCord heel harnesses and a low attachment point).