The Pendulum Chest Press is a unilateral or bilateral exercise device.
If you train on the Pendulum Chest Press the results will be the same or better than training on a barbell bench press. The Pendulum machine also has additional advantages especially when it comes to physiological issues - whether they be rehabilitation or developmental.
Changing the angle of the trunk in relation to the movement arm during variations of bench pressing exercises changes the line of action of the resistance and the direction of the movement force provided by the shoulder muscles. Raising the seat height on the Pendulum Chest Press turns the movement into a decline, this is important as it provides shoulder relief yet keeps the trainee strong, alleviating stress in the affected area. Lowering the seat height below normal range of the bench press movement targets the anterior deltoid which is important in overall shoulder development.
The Pendulum Chest Press can also be done with a single arm movement and the machine is equipped with S.E.T. (Set Extension Technology) that allows you to go to failure quickly and safely in a variety of different ranges of motion.
A great addition to any weight room or home for those who want to Get Strong!
The Pendulum Chest Press in a Decline Setting