Negative Bench Press

Free Weights / Intermediate

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How to do the Negative Bench Press:

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Shoulders secondary Triceps secondary Middle back secondary Chest primary Muscles diagram

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The negative bench press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, triceps, and middle back ...more

The negative bench press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, triceps, and middle back.

The only negative bench press equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and flat bench. There are however many different negative bench press variations that you can try out that may require different types of negative bench press equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper negative bench press form is easy with the step by step negative bench press instructions, negative bench press tips, and the instructional negative bench press technique video on this page. The negative bench press is a n/a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the negative bench press video, learn how to do the negative bench press, and then be sure and browse through the negative bench press workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Make sure that both spotter lift the weight at the same time or the bar will tilt.
  2. Spotters should have their hands under the bar ready to grab the bar if the lifters arms give out on the negatives.
  3. If you are doing multiple reps in a row make sure that the lifter is ready to go before the spotters let go after the lift the bar back up.

Variations

  1. Bench Press
  2. Incline Bench Press
  3. Dumbbell Bench Press

Other Names

  • Eccentric Bench Press

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Make sure that both spotter lift the weight at the same time or the bar will tilt.
  2. Spotters should have their hands under the bar ready to grab the bar if the lifters arms give out on the negatives.
  3. If you are doing multiple reps in a row make sure that the lifter is ready to go before the spotters let go after the lift the bar back up.

Variations

  1. Bench Press
  2. Incline Bench Press
  3. Dumbbell Bench Press

Other Names

  • Eccentric Bench Press

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound