- Chest strength.
- Shoulder strength.
- Triceps strength.
The barbell decline bench press is a compound exercise for the chest, shoulders, and triceps. An angle of 20 to 40-degrees below horizontal is best.
- Lay supine on the decline bench.
- Remove the bar from the rack.
- Bend your elbows and lower the bar to the chest.
- Press the bar until the arms are extended.
- Bouncing the bar off the chest.
- Holding your breath.