The last few years I have been doing the traditional chest press on the floor. It is not as hard as you might think and can be done during the day or at night depending on your fitness level.
This is not a good thing. It is very good news to have done this as it can save a lot of pain during the process of moving around. If you are not a fan of doing this for your shoulders though, you may want to rethink your choice.
Chest presses, especially on the floor, are done for the purpose of strengthening abdominal muscles. This is similar to doing a triceps press on the ground. It has been proven that doing this type of exercise for longer stretches of time, such as 30 minutes, causes muscle hypertrophy.
Chest presses, especially on the floor, are a great way to get the heart rate up while you move. It is very common for people to start lifting weights while moving from a seated position. This can be a good way to increase your heart rate as well as tone your lower back.
As with any weight-training exercises, there is a point where there is no noticeable increase in your heart rate. If you do this type of exercise for 30 minutes, my recommendation is, if you can, to go for a half hour. That way your heart rate is more evenly distributed throughout the exercise, and it is easier to monitor.
Chest presses are one of the most underrated exercise types. Not only is it a great way to tone your lower back and butt, it also builds up your biceps. The great thing about chest presses is that you can do them at any time of day — on a treadmill, at home, or in the gym. The down side is that you have to do them in a seated position.