Barbell Decline Bench Press

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Barbell Decline Bench Press


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Lie supine on decline bench with feet under leg brace. Dismount barbell from rack over chest using wide oblique overhand grip.


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


Range of motion will be compromised if grip is too wide. Latissimus Dorsi involvement is l ow on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995). Also see Bench Press Analysis.

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