What does it work?

Incline chest press target muscle – Chest-Triceps – Shoulders

How To Do It

Step 1

Starting Position: Sit down on the Incline Chest Press Machine and select your working weight.  Grab the handles with palms facing down and lift your elbows so that your upper arms are parallel to the floor to the sides of your torso.

Step 2

Focus on your breathing and controlled movement throughout.  this will ensure that the muscle in under tension and that you get better results from every rep.  If you are aiming for pure strength then lower reps and heavier weights will get you there.  If you would like muscle pump and size, thinking volume and higher reps.  This can cause muscle soreness.

Step 3

Now bring the handles back towards you as you breathe in.
Push the handles away from you as you flex your pecs and you breathe out.

Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Exercise Variations:

You can do the same with dumbbells or barbells on an incline bench.  For bodyweight simply elevate your feet and do some press ups.

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Dumbbell press flat
Decline bench press
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