Incline Chest Press - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
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Also known as
- Incline Bench Press
How to perform
Incline Chest Press - Starting position
Incline Chest Press - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (seated or standing with cable machine)
Set a bench around 30 degrees incline, sit and lean back. Place the weight directly above your shoulders with your arms fully extended. Retract scapula and tuck your shoulders down and back.
Breathe in and lower the weight to the top of your chest, your elbows should come down at roughly a 45-degree angle to your torso.
Isometric hold (optional) - Pause at the bottom.
Push the weight towards the starting position squeezing the pectorals. Repeat.
Note that with a bench inclination of more than 45 degrees, the exercise involves more strain on the shoulders.