Barbell Bench Press (Medium Grip)

An exercise performed lying face-up on a horizontal surface such as a bench. Start with a barbell held in both hands a little wider than shoulder width apart, lower it to your chest, then push upwards to return it to the starting position. A narrower grip and elbows held closer to the body will focus more on the deltoids and triceps, a wider grip with elbows further to the sides away from the body will put more stress on the pectorals Bench presses may also be performed on an incline bench (tilted so shoulders are higher than hips) or a decline bench (tilted so that hips are higher than the shoulders).