Incline Bench Press

Free Weights / Beginner

2 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Incline Bench

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 120 lb
    average weight
  • 260 lb
    best weight
  • 66
    times logged
  • #14
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Incline Bench Press Weight

  • 120 lb
    average weight
  • 260 lb
    best weight
  • 50
    times logged
  • #13
    popularity rank

Average Male Incline Bench Press Weight

  • 10 lb
    average weight
  • 10 lb
    best weight
  • 1
    times logged
  • #95
    popularity rank

Average Female Incline Bench Press Weight

How to do Incline Bench Press:

Muscles Worked

Details

incline bench press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders and triceps ...more

incline bench press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders and triceps.

The only incline bench press equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and incline bench. There are however many different incline bench press variations that you can try out that may require different types of incline bench press equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper incline bench press form is easy with the step by step incline bench press instructions, incline bench press tips, and the instructional incline bench press technique video on this page. incline bench press is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the incline bench press video, learn how to do the incline bench press, and then be sure and browse through the incline bench press workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. If you are doing this exercise correctly, it should take twice as long to bring the bar down as to move it back up.
  2. Use a spotter if you haven't done this exercise before. If no one is available, choose the amount of the weight carefully to avoid injury.

Variations

  1. If the incline bench is adjustable, experiment with different angles.
  2. Use a flat bench instead of an incline one.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

2 Review

  • AaronV
    almost 8 years ago
    #

    dumbbells are better

    • KarenPants
      about 5 years ago
      #

      Agreed, I'm like the dumbbells instead of barbell too. The dumbbells feel harder to stabilize so I usually can't do as much weight, but I feel like it makes me stronger. I found a gif of someone doing dumbbell incline chest press. http://fit-gifs.com/jim/incline-chest-press/

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Incline Bench

Tips

  1. If you are doing this exercise correctly, it should take twice as long to bring the bar down as to move it back up.
  2. Use a spotter if you haven't done this exercise before. If no one is available, choose the amount of the weight carefully to avoid injury.

Variations

  1. If the incline bench is adjustable, experiment with different angles.
  2. Use a flat bench instead of an incline one.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound