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Floor Press

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Type auxiliary
Mechanics compound
Direction push
Equipment barbell
Additional Equipment (mat)
x Rate Floor Press

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Grasp barbell with wide overhand grip and lie supine on mat or floor. Hold barbell above chest and place upper arms on floor, perpendicular to torso.


Press barbell up above chest. Keep arms slightly bent. Return until upper arms slightly touch floor and repeat.

Variations / Comments

The limited range of motion for the negative movement involves chest muscles less and shifts more workload to triceps. When using high resistance have one or two training partner besides to hand and support the barbell.

Barbell Floor Press Starting Position Starting Position
Barbell Floor Press Ending Position Ending Position


Target Triceps Brachii
Synergist Pectoralis Major, Sternal | Pectoralis Major, Clavicular | Deltoid, Anterior
Stabilizers Biceps Brachii
Barbell Floor Press Muscles Front
Barbell Floor Press Muscles Rear
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