|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Sit on seat with handles lower chest height. Grasp handle with wide overhand grip; elbows out to sides just below shoulders.
Press lever until arms are extended. Return weight until chest muscles are slightly stretched. Repeat.
Range of motion will be compromised if grip is too wide. Latissimus Dorsi involvem ent is low on Decline Bench Press (Barnett 1995). Also see exercises performed on alternative machine. Also see Bench Press Analysis.