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Resistance Band Bench Press

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How to: Resistance Band Bench Press

Primary Muscles Used:Chest, Pecs

Exercise Families:Horizontal Push

Equipment:Bench, Long Resistance Band

Trainer:Kelsey Wells

  1. With a long resistance band around your back and under your arms, lie down on a bench. Plant your feet on the floor on either side of the bench, or on the bench itself — whichever is most comfortable. Extend your elbows to hold each end of the band in a overhand grip (palms facing away from you) directly above your chest, ensuring that your hands are slightly wider than your shoulders. This is your starting position.
  2. Inhale. Bend your elbows outwards to lower the ends of the band towards you until your hands are in line with your chest, like an inverted push-up*. *It is important that there is still some tension in the band when in this position. If there isn’t, you will need to place your hands further down the band.
  3. Exhale. Extend your elbows and push the ends of the band away from your chest to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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