Seated Barbell French Press

Exercise for triceps

Seated Barbell French Press Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Sit on an upright bench, back firmly against the bench’s back rest, and grab a straight-bar or an EZ-bar with your hands slightly narrower than shoulders width apart. The bar or EZ-bar should be above your head with your arms outstretched and your triceps squeezed.


Lower slowly your forearms beyond your head until your elbows are at a 90° angle. Then slowly come back to the starting position and squeeze your triceps at the top. Keep your back straight throughout the movement. Repeat for desired reps.

Equipment required

Straight bar or EZ bar, plates, bench

Main muscles