The Incline Press is a variation of the Bench Press used to develop the pectorals, deltoids and triceps. The Incline Press elevates the shoulders and lowers the pelvis. This variation emphasizes anterior deltoids and the upper part of the pectorals Our example is shown SIB359G Incline Olympic Bench.
START by lying on the bench with your feet wide and on the floor. Hold the barbell with a full, overhead grip that's slightly wider than shoulder-width. Set it up directly over your upper chest.
Unrack the barbell from the safety racks and position it with your arms slightly bent. Lower the bar slowly and in control to just an inch or two above your chest before pausing momentarily and then pressing the barbell back to the starting position. Do not lock out your elbows.
Variations of this exercise include: