- Lie upper back perpendicular on bench. Flex hips slightly.
Grasp barbell from behind and position over chest with elbows
- With elbows bent slightly, lower bar over and beyond head
until shoulders are fully flexed or upper arms are approximately
parallel to torso. Return and repeat.
- Lower body extending off of bench acts as counter balance
to resistance and keeps upper back fixed on bench. Avoid hips
from raising up significantly. Actual range of motion is dependent
upon individual shoulder flexibility. Keep elbows fixed at small
bend throughout exercise. Either straight barbell or EZ barbell
can be used. Also see Barbell
Bent Arm Pullover.