Barbell Incline Bench Presses


  • This movement is performed on a slightly inclined bench, roughly 30 degrees. Lay down on the bench, placing your feet flat on the ground.
  • Be sure to keep your back flat against the bench. Grasp the barbell with a wide overhand grip.
  • Lift the bar from its holders or rack and hold it directly above. Slowly lower the bar to your upper chest area.
  • Hold for 1 second then raise bar straight back up, hold there for 2 seconds.


  • Control the weight, do not bounce it off your chest.
Primary muscles Pectoralis major
Secondary muscles Triceps Anterior delts