Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

2. Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Equipment required
Dumbbell, Bench
Main muscles
Chest (the clavicular bundle of the pectorals is mostly solicited due to the inclination of the bench)
Secondary muscles
Anterior deltoids and triceps

Starting position

Lying on the sloping bench, your feet flat on the ground, one dumbbell in each hand, pronation grip. Hold the dumbbells at your sides at chest height. Your forearms should be perpendicular to the ground.


While contracting your pectorals, push the load upwards until your arms are almost straight, then return to the initial position.

During the whole movement:

  • Keep your elbows on the outside to put maximum stress on your pectorals and minimum stress on your anterior deltoids and triceps.
  • Keep your shoulders flat against the bench.