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Hi

From a book about bodybuilding:

How to perform the incline bench press: lie on the bench with both feet
on the ground, your lower back securely placed in the angled corner
and your back comfortably resting on the bench. Lift the barbell 6 to 8
inches across your shoulders and slowly lower it to your chest.

I take it to mean that one is supposed to lift the barbell about 6-8 inches above the shoulders?

Thanks
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Hi,

I agree, but it's not clearly written.

Clive
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Newguest Lift the barbell 6 to 8inches across your shoulders and slowly lower it to your chest.
I assume this is the movement necessary to get the barbell off its supports and into position to begin the bench presses.

The supporting posts are a little closer to your head (about 6-8 inches) than the correct position for beginning the presses, so you have to move the weight about that far "across" your shoulders, i.e., toward your feet, passing over your shoulders.

My guess.

CJ
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