There are some exercises that are a waste of time. Just go to any gym and see someone sitting on a pec dec machine and you will see a classic example of wasted time. Why is it wasted time? Well it has two things wrong with it, it puts the shoulder joint in to a vulnerable position under load and unnecessarily increases risk of injury.  It also targets a muscle group in a decidedly non- functional way, which means it engages nothing that will lead to useful strength in the real world unless you are trying to improve your hugging strength in a seated position……not likely I am guessing, unless you are feeling very loving!

So the exercise of the month to replace that one is the chest press on a swiss ball. Check the link about below for a demo of this done well. Remember this exercise only makes sense in a balanced program because, chest strengthening is not as important as back strengthening in the average person.

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