Barbell Bench Press (power lift)

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Barbell Bench Press (power lift)

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on bench. Grasp bar with overhand and slightly wider than shoulder width grip. Arch back, extend hips, and position feet back flat on floor. Dismount barbell from rack over chest.

Execution

Lower weight to lower chest. Press bar upward until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Competitive lifting requires bar make contact with chest above bottom of the sternum with momentary pause. Gluteus Maximus, Erector Spinae, Quadriceps, and other muscles may be considered significant stabilizers during actual powerlift. Also see Standard-style Bench Press and Bench Press Strength Standards.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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Target

Synergists

Dynamic Stabilizers

Stabilizers

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