Muscle Group: Chest

Barbell Incline Bench Pressing develops the mass and strength of the pectoral muscles (middle and upper regions) and front deltoids. The incline angle of this press hits the upper pecs really hard. You cannot lift as much weight in an inclined position compared to the Flat Bench Press.

Lean back on an incline bench. Take hold of the bar with a medium-wide grip, just like your flat bench. Raise the bar off the rack and hold it right above your head, arms locked. This is the starting position.

Lower the weight down to the upper chest under control, pause for a brief moment so you don’t bounce the weight off your chest, then press it back up to the starting position. If you are new to this movement you should have a spotter while you are trying to get a flow for this exercise.