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Barbell Bench Press (flat)

Muscle Groups Worked:


How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Start with your thumbs shoulder width apart on a barbell.

2) With your chest expanded outward and the small of your back firmly on the bench lower the bar to your chest.

3) Without touching your chest, or minimally touching it, raise the bar upward until you lock your arms.

4) Remember to keep your arms perpendicular (A 90 degree angle) to your chest.

Keep your chest expanded throughout the motion to ensure targeting your pectoralis major and minor muscles.  If you do not do this, you will be also hitting your delts.  Do not take your butt or the small of your back off the bench, this may cause harm, and will only work separate muscles than you wish to work out.