Incline Bench Press

Incline Bench Press

  • Primary Muscle
    Pec
  • Secondary Muscle
    Triceps, Front Delt
  • Equipment
    Barbell
  • Level
    Average

Guide for Incline Bench Press

  • Press your whole feet into the ground for stability
  • Pinch your shoulder blades
  • The more inclined the bench is the more the shoulders come into the picture. If you run at a 45 degree angle, you must pay extra attention to the shoulders being pulled back before lifting. Optimal bench angle is somewhere between 30 and 56 degrees.  
  • Bend the bar with your hands. 
  • Your arms should be parallely towards the body. Maintain a 70 degree angle between your body and upper arms otherwise the joint is overloaded
  • Keep your shoulders pulled back throughout the exercise
  • Narrower grips allow you to exercise the inner part of the chest and triceps.
  • Do not move the bar to the chin but let it land on the upper part of the chest. Higher than regular bench press but not too high.

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