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Barbell Chest Press Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Barbell Chest Press.

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The Push-Up Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Chest Press Machine

The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows. The Setup Start by adjusting the seat height. When se...  Read more

Concentrate On Your Core

Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you...  Read more

Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles

Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong. The comm...  Read more

Women: chest size and weight loss
Updated 10/10/2014 6:15:22 PM

I'm wondering what I can expect the end result to be when I lose 50 pounds. I'm a 38 H already feeling my bra get looser and I've only lost 20 pounds. What happen to your girls with your weight loss?...  Read more

When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press o
Updated 9/21/2014 3:12:02 PM

When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press on anyhow without giving in to the feelings, I grow stronger and stronger in favor of making workouts a HABIT. Today I proudly completed week4 day 3 of C25k. Really building my endurance....  Read more

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, cou
Updated 9/18/2014 3:28:30 PM

Big question...i am sick..fever,burning chest, coughing, etc on antibiotics and prednisone along with my normal meds...how much csn i push the exercise or should I or just finish housework that cant wait then rest...????...  Read more

Pressing Forward!!
Updated 8/15/2014 9:18:12 PM

Just started today on SparkPeople. This looked like a great site and great people that has similar weight goals as myself! Looking forward to my weight goal and I'd love to have supporters and getting to know the SparkePeople Community! Thanks...  Read more

chest pains
Updated 7/6/2014 6:15:41 PM

I am a young, healthy 33yro adult and I walk uphill on the treadmill for exercise. Lately I've been noticing chest pains that subside when i stop moving but pick up again when I resume my workout. this wasn't happening before. Should I be concerned...  Read more

Mix it up

When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!...  Read more

Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred

I had pretty much hit a plateau when I first tried this DVD. I work out during my lunch hour so I'm pressed for time. In the 2-3 months that I've been 'shredding', I've lost 10 pounds, 2 inches in my chest and 2 in my waist. So if you are stuck in a...  Read more

Pressing On!

This team is committed to the goal, no matter how long it takes. We will learn together and encourage one another. If we stumble we will ALWAYS press on!...  Read more

7 Weighted Bar Exercises for Overall Toning

A few years ago I was introduced to a steel weighted bar known to many as the Body Bar. If you are not familiar with this particular piece of workout equipment, it is basically a steel bar in various weights encased in foam. They range between 4-6 f...  Read more

5 Strength Training Exercises You Should NEVER Do

Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav...  Read more