- Sit down on decline bench with feet under leg brace and dumbbells
resting on thigh. Lie back with dumbbells. Position dumbbells
to sides of chest with bent arm under each dumbbell.
- Press dumbbells up with elbows to sides until arms are extended.
Lower weight to sides of chest until slight stretch is felt in
chest or shoulder. Repeat.
- Stirrup should follow slight arch pattern, above upper arm
between elbow and chest at bottom, traveling inward over each
shoulder at top. No need to drop weights - see suggested mount
and dismount technique. Latissimus
Dorsi involvement is low on Decline Bench Press (Barnett
1995). Also see mount & dismount from special
machine rack and Bench