Incline barbell bench press

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Increases strength of chest, anterior shoulder and triceps muscular structure.
  • Improves muscle definition.
  • Great beginning exercise to promote muscle growth.

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • You should have enough muscle strength to perform exercise in a steady, controlled movement.

 

Preparation:

  1. Lay with back flat on incline bench, feet flat on the floor and toes pointing forward.
  2. Grasp the bar with the hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

 

 How to Do:

  1. Draw your belly button towards the spine.
  2. Slowly lower the bar towards chest by flexing elbows and moving the shoulder blades back and down.
  3. Avoid letting the back to arch and/or the head to jut forward.
  4. Do not allow the elbows to rotate inward or outward.
  5. Press the bar back up, extending your arms and contracting chest until elbows are fully extended.
  6. Keep feet pointed forward and flat on floor throughout the entire exercise.

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