Chest Exercise Database -> Barbell Neck Press

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Barbell Neck Press

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Barbell Neck Press

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Chest

Detailed Muscle Group : Upper Chest

Other Muscle Groups : Biceps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell , Machine - Strength

Difficulty : Intermediate

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Targeted Muscle Group

Chest

How To Perform Exercise

The barbell neck press exercise is an advanced exercise for the chest that has the individual lower the barbell over your neck, not your chest.

Steps :

1.) Start off lying on a flat bench with your feet planted firmly on the floor, grabbing the barbell with a wider than shoulder-width grip apart.

2.) Raise the barbell above your body and over your neck as this will be your starting position.

3.) Slowly lower the bar down so that it just about touches your chest (but doesn't fully touch) and you feel a stretch in your chest muscles.

4.) Hold this position for a count, then slowly raise the bar back up until your arms are fully extended out and your elbows are locked.

5.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.