How To Do Butterfly Exercise ???

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Want to know how to do Butterfly exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS BUTTERFLY EXERCISE ?

Butterfly exercise is particularly used for building out your chest.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BUTTERFLY EXERCISE WORKOUT ?

Primary muscle: Chest is the only area benefited by working out Butterfly exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BUTTERFLY EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

Butterfly exercise requires a Pec deck machine to be performed.

 

HOW TO DO BUTTERFLY EXERCISE ?

Following the 5 steps mentioned below, you can perform the Burpees exercise:

  1. Be seated on the Pec deck machine and rest your back at the back cushion.
  2. Starting Position: Place your hands on the handles such that your arms are parallel to the floor. If the arms aren’t parallel, adjust the handles of Pec deck machine accordingly.
  3. Now exhale your breathe and push the handles of the Pec deck machine towards the center of your chest thereby squeezing it.
  4. Final position: Inhale and return to the initial/starting position.
  5. Repeat the above steps to finish your sets.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO PERFORM BUTTERFLY EXERCISE ?

Yes! Following are few alternatives you may check to perform Butterfly Exercise.

  • You may also do this exercise using an exercise band or pulleys.
  • There exists many types of machines for you to perform Butterfly exercise. For this you’d require to place your forearms on the pads and bend your elbows at 90 degrees. Squeeze your elbows together for your chest to be squeezed in return.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BUTTERFLY EXERCISE ?

The workout difficulty level for Butterfly exercise fluctuates between Moderate to Hard.

 

WHO ALL CAN PERFORM BUTTERFLY EXERCISE ?

Men as well as women can perform Butterfly exercise.

 

WHICH OTHER RELATED EXERCISES  EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUPS AS BUTTERFLY EXERCISE DOES ?

There are 5 other exercises that can work over the same primary muscles:

    1. Hindu / Judo Push Up / Dive Bombers
    2. Incline Dumbbell Press
    3. Incline Barbell Bench Press
    4. Your Exercise (Placeholder)
    5. Decline Barbell Bench Press

This is just not the end. Find out the other best bodybuilding exercises here.

 

Nitish Kumar

I'm Nitish, a self confessed fitness freak and auto enthusiast by heart. I am also a Certified fitness & Nutrition Expert from the Leading Health & fitness institute, K11 Fitness Academy. I breathe fitness and bodybuilding as much as oxygen.

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