Incline Dumbbell Bench Press How To

Why do it?

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press works the upper chest with heavy weight without having the risk of getting trapped under a heavy barbell. It also allows you to work each arm separately to prevent imbalances and has good crossover other horizontal/vertical pressing movements.

Form Check

Lower to upper chest Full extension Shoulders on bench Stable footing Avoid back curve


  1. Begin by sitting on the end of an incline bench with two dumbbells by your knees
  2. Lie back until your back is flat on the bench, keeping your arms bent
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
  1. Press the dumbbells up until your arms are vertical
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
  1. Lower the dumbbells until the handles are at chest height and repeat
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
  1. Release the dumbbells slowly to the floor before standing up

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