Barbell Bench Press

Description

A great exercise for the pec muscles.

Preparation

  • Lie on your back on a flat bench
  • Grip the bar with an overhand grip
  • The grip should be wider than elbow width
  • Lift the bar off of the rack

Action

  • Lower the bar down until it almost touches the chest

Return

  • Press the bar smoothly upwards, without jerking
  • Stop when the elbows are straight
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
Frequency:
Repetitions:
Rest Periods:

Contra-Indication

For heavy weights make sure you have someone to ‘spot’ for you.

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