How to Do Weight Bench Exercises | Gym Workout


Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again for Howcast. And what I’m going to show you how to do today
is some weight bench exercises. Okay? So one of the most popular and most effective
weight bench exercises is going to be the chest press. So that’s what I’m going to focus on first
and show you how to do that. Follow me. What I’m going to do is grab our dumbbells,
lay back on our bench, flatten out and press. This is going to be our dumbbell chest press. Elbows slow out to the side and down. We’re pausing about parallel to the floor,
back up. Put your elbows out to the side, down. Now, our goal is to make sure that we’re going
to make these dumbbells get close to each other at the very top but not touch. Pause. Another exercise that we can do on the weight
bench is going to be called a skull crusher. Now, a skull crusher is going to be a triceps
exercise and I’m going to show you guys how to do this on the bench. We/re going to grab these dumbbells, lay back
on our bench keeping our arms straight up to the ceiling. Now, bending at our elbows, we’re going to
lower this weight slowly towards our ears, and straight back up. Slow and controlled again, and back up. Now that is called a skull crusher. The other thing that we can do on a weight
bench is called an incline. A lot of different incline exercises, which
just means raising the back of the bench up and then switching your emphasis from the
bulk of your chest to now the upper part of your chest and shoulders. I’m going to show you how to do that. Okay. Now, just this little difference changes everything
that you;re going to do on this bench. When the back is down on a chest press the
bulk of your chest is going to work. Now, when you lift it up, everything’s going
to hit the top peck and the front of your delts. So let me show you that chest press again
in an incline. So you see, all of the principles are still
the same. Elbows out to the side, lowering the weight
slowly and controlled over your elbows. There you have it guys. These are some exercises that you can do on
a weight bench. Get out there and enjoy, try them out and
get some good results.

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