Smith Incline Chest Press

  • Put weight plates on the bar then sit on the incline bench. Press your back against the back pad and pull your abdominals into your lower back to stabilize your core. Put your feet flat on the floor.

  • Grasp the bar so that the heels of your palms are supporting the weight. Twist and unlock the safety latches then press your arms. Pause, then slowly lower your elbows to a 90 degree bend.

  • You can vary the angle of the bench in the Incline Chest Press in order to work your chest from varying angles.

  • Chest 

  • Arms  Shoulders 

  • Pectoralis major, Anterior deltoids, Triceps brachii

  • TIP: Keep your feet firmly planted on the floor and your spine in neutral alignment with your head against the back pad.

Variations for Smith Incline Chest Press

  • Incline Chest Press

    This is done on an incline bench which has a slight lean backwards. You can vary the bench to many different angles in order to target the chest and shoulders from different directions.

  • Barbell Incline Chest Press

    Using a barbell instead of the Smith machine is more challenging for your stabilizing muscles.


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