The DB Incline Bench Press is an open circuit resistance training exercise for athletes to strengthen the upper-body.
The DB Incline Bench Press is an open circuit resistance exercise for the upper-body to develop strength and stabilizers targeting the chest (pectoralis major), shoulder (deltoids) and triceps musculature.
In the incline position deltoids action is elevated when compared with normal bench presses.
Make sure you use appropriate weight so you can control the action throughout the entire range of motion. Otherwise you may only reap half the benefits.
Very often, people use too much resistance. They push the weight towards the ceiling and then just release it on the way down.
No eccentric phase, the weights basically just drop towards the floor. Make the most out of your training time and work your way up to weights that make you look respectable.
It may also be a good idea to work the triceps equally as hard as your bicep to avoid strength imbalances. Apart from looking weird strength imbalances can also lead to injuries.
DB Incline Bench Press Description
- Set up the incline on the bench.
- Lay face up on a bench with arms extend and dumbbells (DB) in your hands over your head.
- Feet are on the ground.
- Remain neutral pelvic tilt – hips remain flat.
- Lower the DB towards the chest/shoulders.
- Press DB upwards and extend elbows.
DB Incline Bench Press Targeted Musculature
- Pectoralis major
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