Decline barbell bench press

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Increases strength of chest, triceps and anterior shoulders.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Adequate control of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip complex. 

Preparation:

  1. Position your back flat on to the declined bench.
  2. Draw abdomen in towards your spine.
  3. Hold the bar with a grip a little wider than the width of your shoulders. 

How to Do:

  1. Slowly lower the barbell towards your chest by flexing your elbows while retracting and depressing your shoulder blades.
  2. Do not arch your back or allow your head to jut forward.
  3. While contracting your chest, push the bar back up through extension of the arms.

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