Monday, August 30, 2010

Great Chest Workouts: How To Do The Declined Bench Barbell Press

Power to the Lower Chest



If you want to develop your chest muscles, you're going to train hard. With many different exercises. If you don't think you can handle that, then take up another sport. In this article I'm going to cover the declined bench barbell press, an exercise that is very important for strengthening and sculpting the lower chest.

Performing the Declined Bench Barbell Press

You'll need a declined bench, weight plates and an Olympic bar for this exercise. If you're a novice, I suggest that you workout with very light weights, ask for the help of a spotter or use a Smith Machine. You'll need to position yourself under the bar. Keep your feet firmly planted on the floor. Your shoulder blades should be pressed against the bench. Now, grip the bar and slowly lower it to within one inch of your chest. Hold the position for a five second count then press the weight back up to your starting position. You've just completed one rep. Do five sets of this exercise with a total of 6-8 reps per set. You should feel a stretch in your lower chest when performing this exercise. Remember that if you're new to weight lifting, begin with light weights and increase them in weekly increments of two and a half pounds. You'll see gains right away if done correctly.

I've tackled the basics of the decline bench barbell press on the Great Chest Workout website. But you won't get any stronger just sitting around reading about workouts. Now is the time to get out there and do them. So do it.

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