Doing a chest press or a barbell bench press requires the lifter to externally rotate the humerus bone as or before the weight is lowered. An internally rotated humerus on the decent of the bar historically has led to shoulder injuries. The Pendulum Vertical Chest Press handles were designed so that each time a lifters grasps the bar the upper arm is in the appropriate position, even if you raise your elbows vertically.
The Pendulum Chest Press is an exceptional chest and anterior shoulder developer. Several of it's features make it a better tool for rehabilitation than dumbbells or barbells. The Pendulum S.E.T. system allows for shortening or lengthening the range of motion based on postoperative restraints. In the beginning stages of rehab by raising the seat height the lifter can perform a decline chest press that has the necessary shoulder forgiveness. Once the shoulder joint is ready for high stress the trainer or lifter simply lowers the seat and the anterior portion of the deltoid is directly targeted.