Steve Pumphrey

Changing Lives Through Fitness Coaching

Inclined Dumbbell Bench Press

This inclined version of the dumbbell bench press will work more of your upper chest. I use a lighter weight than I do for a flat bench press since you use a little more shoulder muscle to move the weights. Set the bench at about a 45-degree angle, sit those weights on your knees and roll back. Like the flat bench, don’t flair your elbows out too wide or nor keep them too close to your chest. Press up in an arching motion (I said “straight” in the video, sorry!), squeeze at the top, and slowly lower them back down. Keep pushing for the 10 to 12 rep mark and do three sets.

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