Incline Bench Press

By using a incline bench as the base of the press the weight is shifted to more of the upper chest fibers and the front of the shoulders.


1. Start by lying flat on a incline bench with feet relaxed on the floor.

2. Grip the bar so that your hands are shoulder-width apart.

3. Keep control of the bar slowly lower it down towards your chest so that the bar finishes just above the chest, the elbows should be a 90 degrees.

4. Return the bar to the starting positon by strongly pushing from the chest directly upwards, push the feet into the ground to stabilise the whole body.





Incline Dumbbell Press

By using dumbbells rather than a bar, you can ensure you work both dominant and non-dominant sides evenly.

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Incline Alternating Dumbbell Press

By just focusing on one side at a time your core is required to stabilise more to keep the torso balance.




Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.


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