Barbell Floor Press

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Barbell Floor Press

Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on floor at base of power rack. Place feet on floor with knees bent. Grasp bar from rack with overhand and slightly wider than shoulder width grip. Dismount barbell from rack over chest.

Execution

Lower weight to lower chest until the triceps are completely on the floor. Relax momentarily, then press bar upward until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Floor Presses are also said to build explosive strength by breaking eccentric/concentric chain (AKA: stretch-shortening cycle) normally activated at bottom of standard Bench Press.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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