Smith Incline Bench Press

Smith Incline Bench Press


This exercise involves lying on an incline bench and lifting weights in a pressing motion, targeting the chest, shoulders, and triceps. The use of a Smith machine provides stability and control during the movement.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Smith Incline Bench Press Instructions

  1. Set up an incline bench at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Lie down on the bench with your feet flat on the ground.
  3. Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  4. Unrack the barbell and lower it towards your chest, keeping your elbows tucked in.
  5. Pause when the barbell is just above your chest, then press it back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Smith Incline Bench Press Form & Visual

Smith Incline Bench Press

Smith Incline Bench Press Benefits

  • Targets the upper chest muscles
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional bench press
  • Provides stability and support for the lifter
  • Can help improve overall bench press strength
  • Can be adjusted to target different areas of the chest by changing the incline angle

Smith Incline Bench Press Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major (upper fibers)
  • Anterior deltoids
  • Triceps brachii

Smith Incline Bench Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Smith Decline Bench Press
  • Smith Flat Bench Press
  • Smith Close-Grip Bench Press
  • Smith Wide-Grip Bench Press
  • Smith Incline Dumbbell Press
  • Smith Incline Flyes
  • Smith Incline Cable Press
  • Smith Incline Push-Ups