Leverage Incline Chest Press

Leverage Incline Chest Press


This exercise involves using a leveraged machine to perform a chest press while lying on an incline bench. It targets the upper chest muscles and can be adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Leverage Incline Chest Press Instructions

  1. Adjust the incline bench to a 45-degree angle.
  2. Select the desired weight on the weight stack.
  3. Sit on the bench with your back against the pad and your feet flat on the floor.
  4. Grasp the handles with an overhand grip and bring them to shoulder level.
  5. Push the handles away from your body until your arms are fully extended.
  6. Slowly lower the handles back to shoulder level, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  7. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.

Leverage Incline Chest Press Form & Visual

Leverage Incline Chest Press

Leverage Incline Chest Press Benefits

  • Targets the upper portion of the chest muscles
  • Increases strength and muscle mass in the chest, shoulders, and triceps
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional bench press
  • Reduces strain on the shoulders and wrists
  • Can be adjusted to target different areas of the chest by changing the incline angle

Leverage Incline Chest Press Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major (upper and middle fibers)
  • Anterior deltoids
  • Triceps brachii
  • Clavicular head of the pectoralis major

Leverage Incline Chest Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Decline Chest Press
  • Flat Bench Chest Press
  • Dumbbell Chest Press
  • Close-Grip Chest Press
  • Wide-Grip Chest Press
  • Single-Arm Chest Press
  • Machine Chest Press
  • Push-Up