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Barbell Incline Bench Press


Barbell Incline Bench Press

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Barbell Incline Bench Press

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Chest

Detailed Muscle Group : Upper Chest

Other Muscle Groups : Triceps , Shoulders

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell

Difficulty : Beginner

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How To Perform Exercise

The barbell incline bench press is a variation of the bench press exercise that targets your upper chest by using an incline bench with an incline angle.

Steps :

1.) Start off setting up your incline bench to a 45-degree angle or use a pre-designed incline bench press bench.

2.) Then lie flat on your back on the bench with your feet firmly planted on the floor gripping the barbell with a slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

3.) Lift the bar off of the rack and hold it right above your chest as this will be your starting position.

4.) Slowly lower the bar until it almost touches you and you feel a stretch in your chest, and hold the position for a count.

5.) Return back up to the starting position and repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.

Tips :

1.) Do not lock your elbows when you are in the starting position and make sure that you use a slow controlled motion without touching your chest while performing this exercise.