Muscle Group: Chest

This is a special max effort exercise designed to help strengthen the lockout of the bench press. It’s also very effective in increasing triceps strength.

This exercise is performed exactly the same as the bench press except you pause the barbell on a board that’s placed on your chest. The board for this workout will be three “2 x 6” boards about twelve inches in length. Make sure to pause the bar on the boards before the ascent.