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[Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:46 am
by rem123
This is from the exrx site.


"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?


Re: [Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:36 pm
by Crow
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... ;)

Re: [Question] Barbell Decline Bench Press

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:42 pm
by Matt Z
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.