Steve Pumphrey

Changing Lives Through Fitness Coaching

Inclined Dumbbell Bench Press

The incline bench press is very similar to the flat bench press however the incline should be set to between 30 and 45 degrees. Use a lighter weight as you will use more shoulder muscle as we focus on working the upper chest muscles.

Sit on the bench, place your weights up on your knees, and roll back. Using the same movement as before push the weights up over your head in arching motion, squeeze your chest muscles at the top and slowly lower them back down making sure to extend and stretch your chest muscles at the bottom of the movement.

Again, shoot for the 10 to 12 Rep range before you gently sit your weights down on the floor. Do not drop the weights! Repeat this three times.

Related Posts

Triceps Rope Extensions
The last exercise in this series will focus on the back of your arms or your triceps. Switch to the rope...
Cable Fly
Clip the “D” handles on the cables and position the pulleys at chest height Set a weight that you think...
Declined Cable Press
If you lay face-down on an inclined bench, is it still an inclined bench? LOL! Well, the bench is inclined...
Inclined Dumbbell Bench Press
This inclined version of the dumbbell bench press will work more of your upper chest. I use a lighter...
Dumbbell Bench Press
If you don’t have access to a full gym of equipment a few select dumbbells and a bench can do wonders...