Barbell Decline Bench Press

Barbell Decline Bench Press

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on decline bench with feet under leg brace. Dismount barbell from rack over chest using wide oblique overhand grip.

Execution

Lower weight to chest. Press bar until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Range of motion will be compromised if grip is too wide. Latissimus Dorsi involvement is l ow on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995). Also see Bench Press Analysis.


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