In the world of fitness and bodybuilding, the desire to build sculpted pectorals it is one of the most popular destinations. There are many techniques and tools that promise to help achieve this goal and one tool that has earned a prominent position in gyms around the world is the Peck Deck.
Let's discover its benefits and its correct execution!
What is Peck Deck?
The Peck Deck is a exerciser designed specifically to target the pectoral muscles. This machine offers an exceptional option for developing these muscles, ensuring a targeted and effective workout.
The Peck Deck machine is composed of two arms or wings that are usually connected together by a set of weights or pistons.
The athlete sits on the machine and grasps the handles of the machine's arms with his hands, then pushes them together in a controlled motion.
This movement simulates the gesture of “spreading your wings” as if you were hugging someone or pushing against resistance.
Benefits of the Peck Deck for Pectoral Development
- Muscle Isolation: One of the distinctive features of the Peck Deck is its ability to isolate the pectoral muscles. This tool minimizes the involvement of other muscle groups, allowing the pectorals to work in a more targeted way.
- Safety: Unlike other free weight exercises, the Peck Deck offers a greater level of safety. Users can focus entirely on chest training without the risk of injury related to incorrect movements.
- Intensity variation: Most Peck Deck machines allow you to adjust the weight, which makes it easy to vary the intensity of your workout to suit your needs.
- Progression: By using the Peck Deck consistently, you can see significant progress in pectoral strength and size over time.
- Less stress on the joints: Compared to some free weight exercises, the Peck Deck reduces stress on joints, which is especially important for those with joint problems or previous injuries.
- Variety in training pectorals: The use of the Peck Deck can be effectively integrated into a larger training program, providing a variety of chest exercises.
How is the Peck Deck performed?
- Initial position: sitting on the machine with your back supported and your feet flat on the floor, push the arms of the machine so that they are close to each other, simulating a hug. This is your starting position.
- Chest contraction: Slowly push your arms together in a controlled motion, focusing on contracting your pectoral muscles. Exhale as you perform this movement.
- Maximum contraction: bring your forearms towards the center until you feel a maximum contraction in your pectorals. Make sure you keep your back well supported and your body still.
- Return to the starting position: Slowly bring your arms back to the starting position, moving them away from each other. Inhale as you perform this movement.
- Repetitions: Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions. The number of sets and repetitions will depend on your training goals.
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