Incline Bench Press

Exercise used to work the upper chest area more intensively.

Main muscles: Chest (especially the upper area), triceps and deltoids.

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Inclined bench press


Place the seat in an inclined position, between 15º to 45º, ideally between 30º to 45º to maximize the work of the upper chest without putting too much pressure on the shoulders.

Lying on the bench with your head and back well supported, feet firmly on the floor, hold the bar in a similar way to the flat bench press and descend in a controlled manner, returning to the starting position afterwards.

Common mistakes

  • Bank with too much slope.
  • Bend your back.
  • Swing the bar on the way up.
  • Overweight.


  • Inclined dumbbell chest press.

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