Chest Exercises - Decline Barbell Bench Press
Exercise Advice: Position yourself on a free
weight decline bench press machine and grab the barbell above you
with a grip that is slightly beyond shoulder width apart. Lift the
barbell off of the rack and slowly lower it to your chest and then
press the bar back to the start position. Because of the angle of
this exercise, touching the bar to your chest is actually ok with
this exercise as doing so does not cause unneeded stress on your
shoulders nor does it take the emphasis away from having your pecs
do the work. Be sure that when you are lowering the bar that you
do so in a slow and controlled fashion. Conversely, when you press
the bar upward, you want to do so in an explosive fashion. Repeat
this movement for as many repetitions as you can until failure.
Remember to always use a spotter when performing this and almost
every other free weight exercise!
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