Incline Push Press

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.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Incline Push Press Instructions

  1. Start by setting up an incline bench at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Grab a pair of dumbbells and sit on the bench with your feet firmly planted on the ground.
  3. Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height with your palms facing forward.
  4. Press the dumbbells up and overhead, extending your arms fully.
  5. Lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Incline Push Press Form & Visual

Incline Push Press

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