Machine Incline Presses


  • This movement is performed on a slightly inclined machine 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 bar or handles on the machine with a wide grip, palms facing forward and your elbows straight down.
  • Press the bar or machine up in the groove provided.
  • Hold and contract for 1-2 seconds. Then lower back to the starting position.


  • The advantage of using a machine to free weights in this exercise is that you are able to isolate the chest muscles at specific angles in a strict manner.
Primary muscles Pectoralis major
Secondary muscles Triceps Anterior delts