University Recreation


Floor Press

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Triceps
Secondary Muscles: Deltoids
Body Area: Arms
Modality Types: Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Barbell, Dumbbells, Kettlebells

Floor Press Floor Press

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lay on the floor with the weight in your hands, knees can be bent or straight
  • Start with the weight fully extended above you
  • Lower the weight until your arms come in contact with the ground
  • Pause at the bottom and then press the weight up and above until elbows are fully locked out


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