The Panatta Super Horizontal Bench Press is a specific machine for the training of anterior muscles of the chest, that reproduces the pushing movement of the upper limbs in a lying position on a flat bench.
Compared to the execution with free weights, the exercise performed on the Super Horizontal Bench Press has the dual advantages of a convergent guided trajectory and a physiological load curve, in line with the force curve developed by the muscles active in the movement; in this way, joints and muscles are safeguarded, maintaining optimal contraction throughout the ROM without overloading them in the position where they are most vulnerable.
Again with the aim of safeguarding the joints and making the execution as physiological and safe as possible, the Super Horizontal Bench Press is equipped with a facilitated movement start lever and a system to adjust the exercise arms, which allows the ROM to be modified by varying the minimum starting height of the handles, guaranteeing a safe use even for individuals with reduced mobility. Finally, the dual handles with which the machine is equipped allow the exercise to be performed with a prone or neutral grip.
The movement is close to an adduction of the shoulder in the horizontal plane (always maintaining an angle between the torso and humerus of less than 90° to avoid shoulder problems); this is the one that allows the thrust to be exerted with maximum muscle strength and maximum activation of the sternal bundles of the pectoralis major.
By changing the setup of the arms, with the elbows being more closed toward the pelvis, the movement shifts toward the sagittal plane, with greater involvement of the humerus flexors (clavicular bundles of the grand pectoralis and anterior deltoid); conversely, the liftable loads are lower.
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