BUTTERFLY MACHINE

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Take an neutral-grip of the bar. Sit with your shoulders pinned back and puff your chest to maintain great posture. The handles should be set level with your shoulders, setting them too far back creates a stretch in the front delts, which isn’t what we’re after.
  • REP: Drive your hands into the handles and squeeze your pecs HARD as you move the bars in an arc-like motion until they meet in front of your chest. Control the weight on the descent, too. Stay in contact with the bench, don’t round your shoulders!
  • TIP: Most of the time I won’t even grip the handles. Instead, I’ll simply push my hands into them, this allows for less forearm activation and greater chest recruitment!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Chest
butterfly machine

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