Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

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Coach's Tips

The range of movements that were hard to achieve using barbells can be done with dumbbells. Try exercising with dumbbells for more detailed stimulation!

How to Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

Starting Position

1. Begin by setting an adjustable bench to an incline angle of around 30-45 degrees.

2. Lie down on the bench with your chest facing up and your feet firmly planted on the floor.

3. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and hold them up above your chest with your arms extended.

Proper Form

1. Slowly lower the dumbbells down to your chest, inhaling as you do so.

2. Push the dumbbells back up to the starting position, exhaling as you do so.

3. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the dumbbells to your chest.

2. Exhale as you push the dumbbells back to the starting position.


1. Make sure to keep your back flat against the bench throughout the exercise.

2. Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body as you lower the dumbbells.

3. Do not lock your elbows in the starting position.

4. Do not use a weight that is too heavy for you to handle.

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