Let’s shed some light on how you should go about doing a barbell guillotine bench press.
The Barbell Guillotine Bench Press also known as Neck Press is a compound and intermediate exercise that is designed to gain strength.
You will have to use a barbell while you do this exercise and for beginners, it is strongly recommended to have someone serve as a spotter.
Step 1: Lie flat on the bench. Hold the barbell and start lifting and extend your arms.
Step 2: Breathe in slowly as you bring it down until one inch. above the neck. Stay in this position for a sec. and start pushing the barbell back to the original position and exhale.
Step 3: Your arms should be locked and squeeze the chest.
Step 4: Repeat the procedure.
What Muscles Does Barbell Guillotine Bench Press Work On
The Barbell Guillotine Bench Press is designed to gain strength and it specifically work on triceps, shoulders, and chest. This is a compound exercise that is aimed to form body mass and increase muscular strength.
What Equipment Is Needed to Do Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
To do the exercise, you need a barbell. Another way to do the exercise is to do it with a smith machine.
Alternative Exercise Option for Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
Alternative exercise options include incline dumbbell press and neck press.
For the incline dumbbell press, here is the step by step guide:
Step 1: In an incline bench, lie back and hold a dumbbell in both hands and with your palms facing each other.
Step 2: Push the dumbbells up and do it one at a time.
Step 3: Raise the dumbbell and hold it at shoulder width. Rotate your wrist in such a way that the palm faces away from you.
Step 4: Breathe out as you push the dumbbells up above your chest.
Step 5: Hold the dumbbells at the top for a second. Start lowering the weight slowly.
Step 6: Repeat the exercise based on the prescribed repetitions.
*If your bench is adjustable, you can use different angles.
Should You Do Low Reps and Heavy Weight or High Reps and Light Weight with Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
For this exercise, it depends on your preference and the recommendation of your fitness coach. Low reps and heavier weight is used to build body mass.
Can Men and Women Both Do Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
Both men and women can do the barbell guillotine bench press. However, since there is a need to hold a heavy barbell, it is strongly recommended for women to perform such exercise under the supervision of a fitness coach.
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