Skill level
Beginner
Type
Power, Strength Training
Equipment
Barbell, Bench
Body Parts
Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

Step-by-step instructions

1. Set an adjustable bench to an incline. Grasp the bar just outside shoulder width and arch your back so there’s space between your lower back and the bench. Pull the bar out of the rack and lower it to your sternum, tucking your elbows about 45 degrees to your sides.
2. When the bar touches your body, drive your feet hard into the floor and press the bar back up.