Dumbbell Incline Bench Press

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Dumbbell Incline Bench Press


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Sit down on incline bench with dumbbells resting on lower thigh. Kick weights to shoulders and lean back. Position dumbbells to sides of chest with upper arm under each dumbbell.


Press dumbbells up with elbows to sides until arms are extended. Lower weight to sides of upper chest until slight stretch is felt in chest or shoulder. Repeat.


Dumbbell should follow slight arch pattern, above upper arm between elbow and chest at bottom, traveling inward over each shoulder at top. See suggested mount & dismount and mount & dismount from special machine rack. Also see elevated foot leg positioning to decrease arch in back and Bench Press Analysis.

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