Incline Dumbbell Press exercise - Blast your upper pecs now

Why is Dumbbell Incline Press to effective?

Incline Dumbbell Press Exercise is an excellent way to develop middle and upper pectoral Muscles.

Check how to do them correctly and develop those awesome pecs you desire.

Just like Incline Bench Press, Incline Dumbbell Press works mostly on upper pecs but dumbbells allows full range of motion and therefore in some ways better than bench press.

Incline Dumbbell Press Start Position


To develop Muscle mass in upper and middle chest region.


This exercise uses a bench set at about 45 degrees inclined. Do not go more upright as the stress shifts more to shoulders rather than chest area.

Incline Dumbbell Press Midpoint Position


1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie on an incline bench.

2. Clean the dumbbells and lift them straight overhead, your upper arms in line with shoulders. feel a good chest squeeze at the top

3. Lower the dumbbells in line with the shoulders, not above and feel a good chest muscle stretch at the bottom.

Points to Remember

  • Perform press in a controlled manner.
  • Remember to stretch in between exercises. Chest muscles responds well to such stretches

Safety and Efficiency Tips

If you have less shoulder flexibility do not try the above version when lowering  Instead bring the elbows slightly forward and in front of the shoulders when you lower the dumbbells.

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