The floor press is an effective exercise for strengthening the chest, shoulders and triceps. Bring the weights safely into position and lie down with your back flat on the floor. Gradually applying the necessary force press the weights vertically off your chest. To keep tension on the working muscles don’t pause when you reach the top of the movement, instead smoothly turnaround and begin the descent. Slowly lower the weights back down towards your body. As your elbows gently tap the ground smoothly turnaround and begin the next lift without pausing. If the weights are too heavy to safely bring into position prior to starting the exercise try performing the single arm floor press.