BARBELL BENCH PRESS

Exercise Instructions:

  1. Set a bench to a 90* angle and lie down, taking an overhand-grip of the bar in each hand.
  2. Experiment with grip positioning. When the bar is lowered, your forearms should be vertical.
  3. Set your shoulders to the correct position by squeezing your shoulder blades together.
  4. Set your midsection to the correct position by squeezing your glutes and driving your feel into the ground.
  5. Lower the bar towards your chest, keeping your shoulders pinned back. Your lats will act as “brakes” to help you control the bar.
  6. Power the bar back up to the starting point.

Muscles Worked:

Chest, shoulders, triceps