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Incline Bench Press

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muscles:TricepsMuscle, Pectoralis MajorMuscle
auxiliary muscles:Serratus AnteriorMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle
required:Barbell, Bench
optional:Squat Rack / Squat Stand, Workout Partner
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (11)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this free weights exercise has a focus on the upper chest
  • use a squat rack if you use a higher weight
  • a partner can help you with the last repetitions

Starting Position

  • do not adjust the bench too rampant, otherwise it becomes a shoulder exercise
  • lay down onto the bench, which is adjusted to 30 to 40 degrees
  • pick up the barbell a bit wider than shoulder width
  • stretch the arms
  • your legs are stable on the ground

Correct Execution

  • let the barbell slowly sink down to your chest
  • push the barbell up with strength
  • do not bend the wrists, do not make a hollow-back
  • do not rotate your shoulders or shake your legs

tip for the workout

  • you can slow down the tempo when you let sink down the weight, this increases the tension in the triceps