Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

Exercise for chest, triceps and front deltoids

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press Illustration

Exercise execution guide

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.

Equipment required

Dumbbells, Bench

Main muscles

Chest (the clavicular bundle of the pectorals is mostly solicited due to the inclination of the bench)

Secondary muscles

Front deltoids, triceps