Dumbbell Incline Presses


  • This movement is performed on a slightly inclined bench, roughly 30 degrees. Lie down on the bench, placing your feet flat on the ground.
  • Be sure to keep your back flat against the bench. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand. Bring each dumbbell to shoulder height, keeping your palms facing forward and your elbows straight down.
  • Simultaneously press the dumbbells up overhead, bringing them together at the top of the movement. Contract your pectorals.
  • Hold or 1-2 seconds, then lower the weights back down to the starting position.


  • Form is very important, keep your back from arching. Focus on the contraction and stretching phases of the movement.
Primary muscles Pectoralis major
Secondary muscles Triceps Anterior delts