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Barbell Incline Bench Press

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Purpose of Exercise:


TO DEVELOP THE MASS AND STRENGTH OF THE UPPER PECTORAL MUSCLES (UPPER CHEST) AND FRONT DELTOIDS

Changing the angle of the movement so you are pressing at an incline tends to put extra stress on the upper chest muscles and makes the deltoids work harder. But you will find you can’t lift as much weight as you can when doing a flat bench press.

Execution:
Lie back on an incline bench. Reach up and grasp the bar with a medium-wide grip. Lift the bar off the rack and hold it straight up overhead, arms locked.
Lower the weight down to the upper chest, touching just a little below the junction of two collarbones.
Press it up to the starting position (you may stop for a moment at the top before you go down).

Warning:
Don’t lower the weight down near the middle chest; your deltoids have more potential to get injured.


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