Pek Deck

Exercise / Chest

Pek Deck overview

The Pec Deck Machine is a specialized piece of gym equipment designed to target the pectoral muscles effectively. This isolation exercise provides a controlled environment for enhancing chest development and promoting muscle definition. Explore the specifications, step-by-step instructions, and variations to maximize the benefits of the Pec Deck Machine in your chest workout routine.

The Pec Deck Machine focuses on isolating the pectoral muscles, contributing to well-defined and sculpted chest muscles.

Pec Deck how to perform

  • Step 1: Adjust the seat and arm pads of the Pec Deck Machine to align with your chest height.
  • Step 2: Sit on the machine with your back against the pad and grab the handles with an overhand grip.
  • Step 3: Keep your elbows slightly bent and in line with your shoulders.
  • Step 4: Press the handles together in front of you, squeezing your chest muscles.
  • Step 5: Slowly return to the starting position, allowing your chest to stretch.

Perform each repetition with a controlled and deliberate motion, focusing on the contraction and stretch of the chest.

Starting position

Final position

CAUTION: Rember to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions.

Exercise Tips

  • Engage your core for stability and maintain a neutral spine.
  • Control the speed of the movement to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Avoid using excessive weight, prioritizing proper form over heavy loads.
  • Ensure a full range of motion by allowing your chest to stretch at the end of each repetition.


  1. Single-Arm Pec Deck: Isolate each side of the chest independently for symmetry.
  2. Reverse Grip Pec Deck: Alter your grip for a different angle of chest activation.
  3. Paused Reps: Introduce a brief pause at the peak of the movement for increased time under tension.
  4. Superset with Dumbbell Flyes: Combine Pec Deck with dumbbell flyes for a comprehensive chest workout.