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Decline Barbell Bench Press

Angle-Based Images: Decline Barbell Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Decline Barbell Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Decline Barbell Bench Press Video
Angle-Based Images: Decline Barbell Bench Press Video
Decline Barbell Bench Press: Step 1
Step 1 Lie down on your back on a decline bench or a bench with one end elevated by a weight plate. Grab a barbell with an overhand grip that is slightly wider than shoulder-width. Hold it above your chest with arms fully extended.
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Decline Barbell Bench Press: Step 2
Step 2 Lower the bar down in a controlled fashion to your chest. Keep your elbows tucked close to your sides so your arms form a 45-degree angle to your body in the bottom position. Pause for a second and press the bar back to the starting position.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Do not lower the bar to the ribs. Bring the bar to the lower part of your chest on the descent.

Do not hyper extend the neck. Maintain a neutral long spine.

Do not bounce the bar off of the chest. Lower the bar with control.

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