Incline Dumbbell Fly

Exercise for chest and front deltoids

Incline Dumbbell Fly Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Lying on the sloping bench, your feet flat on the floor, one dumbbell in each hand. Hold the weights in a neutral grip with your arms outstretched above your chest.


Slowly lower the dumbbells to the sides in an arc with your arms until you feel a stretch in your pectorals. Do not go below shoulder level. Then return to the original position, making the same arc.

During the whole movement:

  • Keep your elbows pointed outward and slightly bent to reduce stress on the joint.
  • Keep your shoulders flat against the bench.

Equipment required

Dumbbells, Bench

Main muscles

Chest (Upper chest is mostly solicited due to the inclination of the bench)

Secondary muscles

Front deltoids