The Nautilus Double Chest Machine

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by John Wood

It’s a real shame that machines get such a bad rap these days. The fact of the matter is that the whole ‘point’ of a machine is to gain a training advantage which can’t be had any other way.

Here’s a great example: the Nautilus Double Chest Machine. The upper “fly” portion of the machine thoroughly pre-exhausts the chest muscles and then the trainee can immediately switch right into the decline press movement. Both exercises allow the upper arms to be in a position where the pectorals are fully contracted.

If you have access to this machine, count yourself lucky, there aren’t many around. (Photo courtesy of Michael Petrella)

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