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Barbell Chest Press

Exercise Tips

  • Do not hyper extend your elbows
  • Focus on balance

Barbell Chest Press

This exercise targets your chest and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your triceps.

Muscle Group

Chest, Triceps


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Barbell, Exercise ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Chest, Triceps

Equipment: Barbell, Exercise ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Chest

Starting Position: Lay face up with your back flat on an exercise ball, holding a barbell at your chest with your hands shoulder width apart. Keep your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a 90 degree angle.

  1. 1 Slowly lift your arms straight up over your chest.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your arms back down to starting position so that the barbell is about 2 inches off your chest.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.