A common upper body strength training exercise is the bench press. The movement consists of pressing a weight upwards from a supine position. Working the pectoralis major it also supports strength in the chest, arm, and shoulder muscles such as the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, and the triceps. In this demonstration a barbell is used to hold the weight, however you can also use a pair of dumbbells.
Both male and female exercise enthusiasts and gym goers will have the bench press as a staple in their routine .The barbell bench press is one of three lifts in the sport of powerlifting (alongside the deadlift and squat) and is the only lift in the sport of Paralympic powerlifting.
Here we will demonstrate the proper technique performing the barbell bench press