Incline Bench Press

Exercise used to work the upper chest more intensely.

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

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Inclined bench press


Place the bench in an inclined position, between 15º to 45º, ideally between 30º and 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, your feet firmly on the floor, hold the bar in a similar way to a flat bench press and descend in a controlled manner, then returning to the starting position.

Common mistakes

  • Bench too steep.
  • Bend your back.
  • Swing the bar on the way up.
  • Overweight.


  • Inclined dumbbell chest press.

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