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Barbell French Press


Barbell French Press
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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles


Secondary Target Muscles


Workout Type

Strength Training 

Gym Gear


Fitness Level




Power Move 


Target Muscle: Triceps

Barbell French Press Overview

It is an amazing exercise that works your triceps thoroughly. It also works your shoulders, upper back, and core muscles. Additionally, this exercise is excellent for increasing the strength and size of your triceps. The barbell french press exercise is also beneficial for improving coordination and balance. 

Another great benefit of this exercise is that it helps to reduce body fat. All of these benefits make the barbell french press exercise a great choice for those looking to improve their overall fitness level. 

How to Do

  1. Load the barbell with the required weight.
  2. Grab the barbell taking an overhand grip, keeping your hands 8 - 12 inches apart from one another.
  3. Stand upright with the barbell with a slight bend in your knees.
  4. Lift the bar over your head, keeping your triceps tense. 
  5. Keeping your elbows fixed, slowly lower the bar behind your head as far back as you can.
  6. Pause, then revert to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Barbell French Press Tips

  1. Ensure your elbows don’t flare out.
  2. Do not lock your elbows when you reach the top of the movement.
  3. Keep your body as still as possible.

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