Barbell Floor Press

Barbell Floor Press


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Lie supine on floor at base of power rack. Place feet on floor with knees bent. Grasp bar from rack with overhand and slightly wider than shoulder width grip. Dismount barbell from rack over chest.


Lower weight to lower chest until the triceps are completely on the floor. Relax momentarily, then press bar upward until arms are extended. Repeat.


Floor Presses are also said to build explosive strength by breaking eccentric/concentric chain (AKA: stretch-shortening cycle) normally activated at bottom of standard Bench Press.

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