Incline Bench Press
Branch Fitness
Category: Chest

The Incline Bench Press is a primary chest exercise and helps you target your upper chest muscles, anterior deltoids, and triceps.


The Incline Bench Press targets your upper chest, shoulders, and upper back, and is one of the primary indicators of strength. In addition, the Incline Bench Press activates your triceps and forearms to drive the weight, your lower back and core for stabilization throughout the lift, and your legs, quads, and hamstrings for help planting your body and pushing the weight up from your chest.

Step 1

Position yourself underneath the bar on an incline bench.

Step 2

Grip the bar slightly wider than shoulder width in an overhand fashion with your palms facing forward.

Step 3

Breathe in, lowering the bar to the top of your chest.

Step 4

Keep your shoulder blades pressed against the bench, lower back slightly arched, and feet firmly planted on the floor.  Breathe out, and drive the bar up to the starting position.

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