|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Sit on seat with lever grips lower chest height. Grasp grips with wide overhand grip; elbows out to sides just below shoulders.
Press lever until arms are extended. Return weight until chest muscles are slightly stretched. Repeat.
Range of motion will be compromised if grip is too wide. Latissimus Dorsi involvement is low on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995). Also see exercises performed on Hammer Machine. Also see Bench Press Analysis.