Decline Bench Press

decline bench press

Exercise Details for Decline Bench Press

  • Primary Muscle
    Pec
  • Secondary Muscle
    Triceps, Front Delt
  • Equipment
    Barbell, Bumbbell
  • Level
    Average

Guide for Decline Bench Press

  • Your thumb should be on the other side of the bar from your fingers as you may drop it
  • Make sure you always have a friend or safety railing in place, you can not roll off the bar
  • It is safer to do this exercise with dumbbells
  • Do not bounce the bar on the chest but lower it slowly, pause quickly and push up
  • Lower the weight in a slow and controlled manner, tense the muscle you are exercising 
  • Pull back your shoulders and pinch your shoulder blades 
  • The shoulders should not move forward when you push up the bar

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