1. Grasp the bar with your index fingers on the inside edge of the knurling (the rough part of the bar).
2. Arch your back so there’s space between your lower back and the bench.
3. Pull the bar off the rack and lower it to your sternum, tucking your elbows about 45 degrees to your sides.
4. When the bar touches your body, drive your feet hard into the floor and press the bar back up. On your last set, use half the weight and perform as many reps as possible.