Barbell Incline Bench Press

March 20, 2015 - Barbell Chest Exercises, Barbell Exercises, Chest Exercises, Upper Chest Exercises
Barbell Incline Bench Press



The barbell incline bench press is a variation of the Barbell bench press which works the upper part of the chest muscle. As a basic multi-joint exercise it is a great choice for developing the size and the power of the chest muscles. It is preferable to perform the exercise at the beginning of your workout because it requires maximum power and concentration.


Lie back on incline bench. Put your feet firm on the floor and grasp the bar with overhand grip (palms facing your feet) with your hands at wider than shoulder width (the right grip is those who creates a 90-degree angle between your forearms and upper arms in the middle portion of the movement). Lift the bar from the rack and hold it above the chest. This will be your starting position.


As you inhale start lower the weight slowly, until you feel the bar on your upper chest. Keep the elbows pointed outward in order to fully involve the chest. Bring the bar up to the starting position as you exhale and push the bar using you chest muscles. Contract the pecs at the top, hold for a second and repeat the movement for desire reps.