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Straight Bar Chest Press on Exercise Ball

Straight Bar Chest Press on Exercise Ball

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Chest
  • Triceps
  • Chest strength.
  • Triceps strength.
  • Core Strength.


The Straight Bar Chest Press on Exercise Ball is significantly more challenging than the barbell bench press. The ball forces you to stabilize your body while pressing the bar. You are also using you glutes and hamstrings to maintain proper position on the ball. This exercise requires you to focus your attention on using proper technique which helps you get more out of the exercise.


  • Set doors narrow, adjust swivel pulleys to lowest position, place burst-proof exercise ball* between swivel pulleys, attach straight bar ends to each swivel pulley and set resistance.
  • Lie flat on ball so straight bar is aligned at mid- chest, grasp bar with palms facing out and elbows out to side at 90° angle.
  • Slowly press outward; return to start position and repeat.
  • * Exercise ball sold separately


  • Dropping the hips.
  • Twisting the torso.