Dumbbell Incline Raise

Dumbbell Incline Raise


This exercise involves lying on an incline bench and lifting dumbbells from a starting position at the sides of the chest to a position above the head. It primarily targets the shoulders and can help improve upper body strength and posture.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Incline Raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying on an incline bench with your feet firmly planted on the ground and your back flat against the bench.
  2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing each other and your arms extended straight up towards the ceiling.
  3. Slowly lower the dumbbells down towards your chest, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  4. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, then slowly raise the dumbbells back up to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Dumbbell Incline Raise Form & Visual

Dumbbell Incline Raise

Dumbbell Incline Raise Benefits

  • Targets the upper chest muscles, specifically the clavicular head of the pectoralis major
  • Helps to improve overall chest definition and shape
  • Can help to improve shoulder stability and strength
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional flat bench exercises
  • Can be easily modified by adjusting the angle of the bench or using different weights

Dumbbell Incline Raise Muscles Worked

  • Anterior deltoid
  • Upper pectoralis major
  • Triceps brachii

Dumbbell Incline Raise Variations & Alternatives