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Chest Exercises - Barbell Flat Bench Chest Press
Primary Muscles: Pectoralis Major and Minor
Secondary Muscles: Triceps
  1. Perform this exercise while lying with your back on the flat bench and your legs securely on the floor.
  2. Your arms should be fully extended (elbows soft) with your palms facing away from you holding the barbell with your hands just beyond shoulder width.
  3. Pinch your shoulder blades together with your chest sticking out for the duration of the exercise.
  4. Lower the barbell to your chest until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle. Press the weight back up and consciously flex your chest muscles at the top.

Helpful Hint:
By maintaining proper form during this exercise, you prevent shoulder injuries. Do not allow your elbows to dip below the level of your shoulders.

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