The chest press is a weight training osteoporosis exercise that is an effective alternative to the traditional push up. However, when it is done improperly (and the many times I see it in my local gym, I do see it done incorrectly) it can place your spine in a flexed position. This poor postural position can increase your risk of fracture. To avoid this, you need to make sure you follow some simple guidelines when doing the chest press. The following video demonstrates these guidelines for this excellent exercise for osteoporosis.
I encourage you to incorporate the chest press into your weight training osteoporosis program. However, pay attention to how you execute the chest press and you will enjoy many years of safe bone building. To learn more about a comprehensive exercise program for osteoporosis, I encourage you to consider my MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones program.
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