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[Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press
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Author:  rem123 [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:46 am ]
Post subject:  [Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

This is from the exrx site.

/WeightExercises/PectoralSternal/BBDeclineBenchPress.html

"Lower weight to upper chest. Press bar until arms are extended. Repeat."


Isn't it supposed to be lower chest?
I'm very confused about this.
Which is correct?

Thanks.

Author:  Crow [ Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

In the description they use a "wide oblique overhand grip". In order to keep the elbows strictly vertical under the barbell, the barbell touches the chest higher than with a closer grip. So I guess thats where the confusion comes from... but it could also be a typo... ;)

Author:  Matt Z [ Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

Either way, I'd recommend lowering the barbell to your lower chest. Lowering the barbell to your upper chest on a decline or even flat bench press puts your shoulders in a very awkward position and could result in the barbell resting on your throat.

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