Lever Parallel Grip Incline Bench Press (plate loaded)

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Lever Parallel Grip Incline Bench Press (plate loaded)

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on incline bench with parallel lever bars out to sides of rib cage. Grasp parallel handles.

Execution

Press lever bars up until arms are extended. Lower weight toward upper chest. Repeat.

Comments

Seat should be adjusted, so handles are to sides of lower chest. Parallel grip tends to place shoulders in a more stable position, with arms closer to sides, which may be more ideal for those with certain shoulder issues. See exercise on alternative machine. Also see exercise performed with standard grip providing greater emphasis on chest development.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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