Barbell Guillotine Bench Press

The guillotine bench press alters the dynamics of the bench press to target parts of chest and back muscles which are neglected by the standard bench press. It helps to mix up your chest routine and is an excellent addition to any


Preparation

Lie supine on bench. Dismount barbell from rack over upper chest using wide oblique overhand grip.

Execution

Lower weight to neck. Upper arms will be perpendicular to torso. Press bar until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Upper arm travels in perpendicular path to torso to minimize anterior deltoid involvement.

Muscles

Target

Pectoralis Major, Sternal

Synergists

Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Triceps Brachii
Deltoid, Anterior (see comments)

Dynamic Stabilizers

Biceps Brachii, Short Head

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