Chest Gym Equipment – Definitive FAQ Guide

Are you looking for chest gym equipment for your commercial gym or distribution center? Does the wide variety of chest gym equipment confuse you? Are you looking for some detailed information regarding the different types of chest gym equipment? Whatever your query may be, we are here to help.

In this FAQ guide, we are going to discuss the 4 common types of chest gym equipment. We hope that after reading this guide, you will be able to understand the difference between all of them.

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What is chest gym equipment?

Any gym equipment that is used to do chest muscle exercises can be termed chest gym equipment. 

What are the different types of chest gym equipment?

The four widely used forms of chest gym equipment are 

Is a bench press machine a chest gym equipment?

Yes, the bench press is a type of chest gym equipment. It has three different types:

  1. Incline bench press machine
  2. Decline bench press machine
  3. Flat bench press machine
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Figure 1: Incline Bench Press Machine

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Figure 2: Decline Bench Press Machine

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Figure 3: Flat Bench Press

What is the difference between different types of bench press machines?

  • The incline bench press machine has an inclined seat. It is used for the upper parts of the chest
  • Declined bench press machine has a declined seat. It is used for the lower parts of the chest. 
  • The flat bench press machine has a flat seat. It is used in combination with barbells. It can be used for a whole chest workout. 

Which is the most widely used type of bench press machine?

The flat bench press machine is the most widely used bench press machine. It is due following reasons:

  • Cheaper than the other two types
  • Used to workout on multiple muscle groups
  • Can be used with dumbbell and barbell exercises

Despite all these benefits, it is less flexible than the other two types of bench press machine. 

Does the bench press machine have an adjustable seat?

Yes, bench press machines are available with adjustable seats. They are a little more expensive than the machines with non-adjustable seats. But it provides a lot of flexibility in usage. Multiple exercises can be done using a bench press machine with an adjustable seat. 

Should I buy a bench press machine with the spotter arms or not?

Yes, we recommend you buying a bench press machine with spotter arms. This is because it increases the safety of the user during exercise. They are used to rest the barbells when trainers finish their exercise, or the weight is too hard for them to handle. 

What should be the dimensions of the seat of a bench press machine?

10-12 inches is the optimal width of the seat of a bench press machine. This width depends on the quality and manufacturer of the machine. 

Besides, the padding of the seat should be 1 to 2 inches. It is made up of plywood and foam. This thickness depends on the user preferences. 

Does the chest press machine come in different types?

Yes, there are two different types of chest press machines.

  1. Lying chest press machine
  2. Seated chest press machine
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Figure 5: Lying Chest Press Machine

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Figure 6: Seated Chest Press Machine

What are the adjustable options in a chest press machine?

  1. Seat
  2. Shoulder stands

Above are the two features that you look for adjustability in a chest press machine. Shoulder stands can be adjusted in height and size.

What are the standard measurements of a seated chest press machine?

Height: 1640mm

Width: 1160mm

Depth: 1510mm

Weight: Free weight.

What material is used to make bars and frames of chest gym equipment?

Steel is generally used to make bars and frames of chest gym equipment. It provides durability to the machine and guarantees a long lifespan. 

Which type of chest gym equipment is best for heavy weight exercises?

A bench press machine allows you to work with as much weight as you require. This is because the chest press machine has fixed weights while in a bench press machine, it can be increased with the addition of dumbbells and barbells. 

Therefore, if you are looking for chest gym equipment for experienced trainers in your gym, a bench press machine is suitable for your commercial gym.

Is Pec dec machine a type of chest gym equipment?

Yes, Pec dec machine is a type of chest gym equipment. It allows chest exercise when arms are stretched wide. It targets the upper part of the chest.

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Figure 7: Pec dec machine

What is the weight source in a chest gym equipment?

The Pec dec and cable crossover machine is equipped with fitted weight stacks. Therefore, the maximum and minimum weight limits are pre-defined. The weight stacks of a Pec dec machine usually weigh around 50 to 150kg. While a flat bench press uses dumbbells and barbells.

What is the average size of a Pec dec machine?

Length: 130cm, Width: 120cm, Height: 135cm

Above are the average dimensions of a Pec dec machine. However, the size may vary from different manufacturers. Therefore, it is always recommended to contact our customer care department for detailed information so you can allocate appropriate space in your gym. 

What are the adjustable options in a Pec dec machine?

The handles and seats of a Pec dec machine can be adjusted according to requirements. We always recommend buying a machine with adjustable options instead of a fixed one for your commercial gym or distribution center. This is because you always expect different customers with different body sizes. So it is better to buy a machine that suits everyone’s requirements. 

Does Pec dec machine come with weight stacks?

Yes, a definite number of weight stacks are included in the machine. However, we recommend you buying additional weight stacks to cater to the needs of customers who want to train with higher weights. 

Is a Cable crossover machine a chest gym equipment?

Yes, the Cable crossover machine is an efficient chest gym equipment. It is used to target all parts of the chest by modifying the pulley height. It comprises two vertical stands with cable and pulley attached to it. 

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Figure 8: Cable crossover machine

Is pulley an important component of a Cable crossover machine?

Yes, the pulley is an important aspect of the Cable crossover machine. The higher the number of pulleys, the higher will be the efficiency of the machine. However, with the increase in the number of pulleys, the price also increases. 

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Figure 9: Pulleys in a Cable crossover machine

What are the handle types used in chest gym equipment?

The handles of a cable crossover machine come in a variety of shapes.

Single Grip Handles

They generally come with the machine. It is used to perform cable fly exercises.

Straight handle

It is used to perform triceps pushdown and bicep curls.

Rope handle

It adds a variation in the exercises that can be done using a straight handle.

Make sure to have all types of handles with the Cable crossover machine to ensure that you can fulfill the requirements of all types of customers. 

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Figure 10: Handle Variations in a Cable crossover machine

What is the average size of a cable crossover machine?

Length: 37 inches

Width: 113 inches 

Height: 83 inches

The height of a cable crossover machine is generally greater than other chest gym equipment. Therefore, make sure that your commercial gym has sufficient height to accommodate this machine.

What are the general features that I should look for in chest gym equipment?

Frame

The frame of chest gym equipment consists of pipes. The ideal thickness for these pipes is 3mm. Moreover, they should be oval or round.

Seat

The inside filling should be High-Density Foam because it provides more cushioning and lasts longer.

The outer seat covering should be either PU or PVC. 

Cable

It is used to lift weight. Therefore, it should be strong to minimize the risk of injury. 

Above are the three basic components of chest gym equipment. You should look for them before making your final decision.

Does chest gym equipment come pre-assembled?

No, chest gym equipment does not come pre-assembled. This is because of the high delivery charges associated with it. However, all equipment comes with a user manual that can be used to easily assemble the machine. Lastly, you can also hire professionals to install all the machines in your gym at affordable rates.

What is the average price of chest gym equipment?

The average price of a chest gym equipment ranges from $500 to $5000. It depends on the equipment you are buying and the quality of it. Below is the price distribution according to the type of product, so you can have an idea.

Bench press machine: $500 to $700

Chest press machine: $600 to $1000 

Pec dec machine: $500 to $3000

Cable crossover machine: $2500 to $4000

Please contact our sales department to know about the wholesale price of each type of chest gym equipment. 

Can I get my logo printed on chest gym equipment?

Yes, you can get your logo printed on all chest gym equipment through Yanre Fitness. Please contact our customer care department for detailed information regarding logo printing services. 

Can I customize the color of my chest gym equipment?

Yes, you can customize the color of seat covers of chest gym equipment. Yanre Fitness provides flexible color options for chest gym equipment. Contact our sales department for more information. 

Conclusion

So, these are the 4 types of chest gym equipment that are widely used in a commercial gym. We genuinely hope that after reading this detailed FAQ guide, you got answers to all your questions.Yanre Fitness offers a wide range of chest gym equipment. We promise to have something that caters to all your needs. For more information regarding a specific product, please contact our sales department.