|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Sit on seat and grasp stirrups to each side. Position elbows out to sides, slightly lower than shoulder height. Position hands slightly narrower than elbow width in front of upper arms.
Push stirrups forward and slightly downward until arms are straight and parallel to one another. Return stirrups to original position, until slight stretch is felt in shoulders or chest. Repeat.
Stirrup should follow slight arch pattern, in front of upper arm between elbow and chest in stretched position, traveling inward and slightly downward just below each shoulder at ex tended position. Latissimus Dorsi involvement is low on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995).