Incline Bench Press for Beginners

Posted On Apr 14, 2017 By Tom Holland

Incline Bench Press for Beginners

When we think of chest exercises, the bench press is oftentimes the first one that comes to mind. The mainstay of all chest routines, the bench press can be performed with dumbbells or a barbell and involves lying flat on a bench, pushing the weight up over the chest and then back down again.

Like all great exercises, the bench press also has numerous variations. Two progressions of the flat bench chest press is to change the angle, performing an incline or a decline bench press. These simple modifications still involve the chest, shoulders and triceps, but they recruit these muscle fibers from different angles, providing a new stimulus, which keeps your results coming.

When you're just beginning a strength training program the same rules that apply to the flat bench press hold true to the incline bench press as well. Focus on performing 1-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions with a weight that you can control with good form throughout.

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