Smith Decline Bench Press

Smith Decline Bench Press

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on decline bench with feet under leg brace and chest under bar. Grasp bar with wide oblique overhand grip. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

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 low on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995). Also see Bench Press Analysis.


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