Yesterday, I did a video on the incline bench press. Now my Incline bench press is much less than my flat bench press by like 30 lb or so. Although, I am hoping to raise it, it will take sometime, but with that being said, I decided this would be a good exercise to talk about since most people are aware of it. This particular exercise you will want do with a spotter if you know you will be lifting more than you can handle, or if you are new to the workout itself.
How do I do this exercise?
- First you will want to load the bar with the appropriate weight
- Set the bench to an incline (usually level 3 or 4 works perfectly for most people), lie on the bench with feet flat on the ground. Back should be arched and shoulder blades “retracted”
- Using a pronated grip (medium placement), remove bar from rack, holding it above your chest with arms extended (starting position)
- Lower the bar to your sternum by flexing the elbows, continue to maintain control & DO NOT bounce the bar off your chest. Elbows should be slightly drawn in while the lats are tight.
- Afterwards, extend the elbows to return the bar to the starting position.
What muscles are being worked?
- Chest (upper portion)
This is a great exercise that should be implemented because many people don’t work their upper chest muscles often enough.