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Reverse Bench Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Do not lock your elbows, always keep a slight bend
  • Do not bounce the barbell off your chest
  • Do not arch your back - this means you are using too much weight

Reverse Bench Presses

This exercise targets your triceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Flat Bench, Barbell or EZ Bar

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Flat Bench, Barbell or EZ Bar

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Triceps

Starting Position: Lie on the flat bench, face up with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Your butt should be just at the edge of the bench. Hold a barbell/EZ bar with an underhand grip, hands shoulder width apart. Extend your arms straight up above your chest.

  1. 1 Inhaling, slowly bring the bar down to your chest, keeping your elbows tucked close to your sides. Stop when the bar is 2-3 inches off your chest.
  2. 2 Exhaling, explode back up to strating position, extending your arms straight up.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.