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Barbell Towel Bench Press

Angle-Based Images: Barbell Towel Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Barbell Towel Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Barbell Towel Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Barbell Towel Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Barbell Towel Bench Press Video
Barbell Towel Bench Press: Step 1
Step 1 Lie on your back on a bench. Place a rolled towel on your chest. Grasp a barbell with an overhand grip that's just wider than shoulder-width and hold it above your chest with your arms fully extended, this will be your starting position.
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Barbell Towel Bench Press: Step 2
Step 2 Lower the bar straight down in a controlled motion until it touches the towel. Make sure you keep your elbows tucked in close to your body so your upper arms form a 45-degree angle to your body in the down position. Pause, and then press the bar in a straight line back up to the starting position.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Do not bounce the bar off of the chest. Move the bar in a controlled fashion.

Keep your hips on the bench throughout the entire movement.

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