Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredExercise Ball
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePush
  • Experience LevelIntermediate
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Triceps Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Exercise Ball French Press Instructions

  1. Set up for the exercise ball french press by sitting on an exercise ball with a barbell on your thighs.
  2. Grip the barbell with an overhand grip (palms facing down) at around 8-12 inches apart.
  3. Raise the barbell above your head. Tighten up your core muscles and straighten your back.
  4. Keep your eyes facing forwards. With your elbows facing forwards and remaining fixed, slowly lower the barbell back behind your head as far as possible.
  5. Pause, and then extend your arms to raise the barbell up.
  6. Do not lock your elbows out, and then lower the bar and repeat the movement.

Exercise Ball French Press Tips

  • Do not let your elbows flare out as your lower the barbell behind your head.
  • Don't lock your elbows out at the top of the movement.
  • Keep your back straight and chest out by keeping your core muscles tight and tense during the set.