Decline Bench Press

Decline Bench Press – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as a “Decline Bench Press”. This exercise focuses on chest, shoulder and arm muscles. Martial artists use this exercise to improve their martial arts punching and grappling strength.

Given the decline in the bench, this exercise gives greater emphasis to the muscles in the lower chest than the standard prone bench press.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for the Decline Bench Press (with Barbells)

Instructional Video for the Decline Bench Press (with Dumbbells)

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