Floor press (Strength)

Floor press (Strength)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles in your chest and arms working.


  • Laying on your back with knees bent and dumbells in your hands
  • Push straight up to fully extend your arms, and return slowly until your elbows hover just above the ground
  • Keep the dumbbells travelling up in a straight line and prevent them from falling out
  • Continue for the agreed amount of sets and reps

Main muscles targeted:

  • Chest (pecs)
  • Triceps

Main benefits:

A great way to strengthen the chest and triceps without putting too much strain on the shoulder joint. Laying on the ground means that the arms are unable to move past your chest line which prevents shoulder joint strain in certain circumstances. Is usually prescribed as a way to gradually progress to full range chest press exercises.