Exercise Guide

Decline Bench Press

Triceps, Pectoralis Major
Serratus Anterior, Deltoids
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required:Barbell, Bench
optional:Squat Rack / Squat Stand, Workout Partner
Variations available (11)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • if you use a heavy weight, also use a squat rack
  • a partner can help you with the last repetitions

Starting Position

  • lay down onto the bench evenly, it is adjusted to 20-30 degrees downwards
  • pick up the barbell with both hands a bit wider than shoulder width
  • stretch your arms
  • fix your feet (in the holder)

Correct Execution

  • let the barbell slowly sink down towards your chest
  • push the weight up
  • do not bend the wrists, do not make a hollow-back
  • do not hold up the head
  • repeat

tip for the workout

  • you can slow down the tempo when you let sink down the weight, this increases the tension in the triceps
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