EZ Barbell Decline Close grip Face Press

EZ Barbell Decline Close grip Face Press

The EZ Barbell Decline Close grip Face Press is a fantastic compound exercise that primarily targets the muscles in your chest, triceps, and shoulders. It is performed using an EZ barbell while lying down on a decline bench with a close grip. This exercise is a variation of the traditional bench press and provides an effective way to build upper body strength and muscle definition. By using a decline bench, you are placing more emphasis on your lower chest muscles, helping you develop a well-rounded, sculpted chest. The close grip on the barbell engages your triceps more heavily, making it an excellent exercise for strengthening and toning the back of your arms. Additionally, the shoulder muscles also play a significant role in stabilizing the movement during the EZ Barbell Decline Close grip Face Press. This exercise requires concentration, control, and proper form to maximize its effectiveness and prevent injury. Always start with a weight that allows you to perform the movement with proper technique. As you become more comfortable and develop strength, gradually increase the weight to challenge yourself further. Incorporating the EZ Barbell Decline Close grip Face Press into your workout routine can help you achieve a stronger, more defined upper body. Remember to warm up before starting any exercise, and if you're unsure about proper form or execution, consult with a fitness professional for personalized guidance.


  • Start by lie down on a decline bench with an EZ barbell in your hands.
  • Your palms should be facing towards you and your hands should be shoulder-width apart.
  • Position the barbell at the level of your upper chest, making sure your elbows are pointing down and your upper arms are parallel to the ground.
  • Take a deep breath and lower the barbell towards your face by bending your elbows.
  • Pause briefly when the barbell is close to your face without touching it.
  • Exhale and press the barbell back up to the starting position by extending your elbows.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form throughout the movement.
  • Start with a lighter weight to ensure you can perform the exercise with control and proper technique.
  • Engage your core and keep your back flat against the bench to maintain stability.
  • Squeeze your triceps at the top of the movement for maximum activation.
  • Avoid using excessive momentum or swinging the barbell during the exercise.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the movement, exhaling as you press the barbell up.
  • Gradually increase the weight as your strength improves, but always prioritize good form.
  • Include this exercise as part of a well-rounded upper body workout routine for balanced muscle development.
  • Warm up your shoulders and triceps before performing the exercise to prevent injury.
  • For variation, try using different grip widths to target different areas of the triceps.


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