Incline Push Press
This exercise involves holding dumbbells at shoulder height and pushing them up at an incline angle, engaging the chest, shoulders, and triceps. It is a variation of the traditional push press that targets the upper body muscles in a slightly different way.
Incline Push Press Instructions
- Start by setting up an incline bench at a 45-degree angle.
- Grab a pair of dumbbells and sit on the bench with your feet firmly planted on the ground.
- Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height with your palms facing forward.
- Press the dumbbells up and overhead, extending your arms fully.
- Lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
Incline Push Press Form & Visual
Incline Push Press Benefits
- Targets the upper chest, shoulders, and triceps
- Increases upper body strength and power
- Improves shoulder stability and mobility
- Engages the core muscles for added stability and balance
- Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
Incline Push Press Muscles Worked
- Chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor)
- Shoulder muscles (anterior deltoids)
- Triceps brachii
Incline Push Press Variations & Alternatives
- Incline Dumbbell Press
- Incline Barbell Press
- Incline Smith Machine Press
- Incline Hammer Strength Press
- Incline Cable Press