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Strengthen chest and arms with incline press

This is an excerpt from Strength Training Past 50-3rd Edition by Wayne L. Westcott & Thomas R. Baechle.

Chest Exercise


Incline Press

Pectoralis major, anterior deltoids, triceps


Beginning Position

  1. Adjust seat so that handles are below chin level.
  2. Sit with head, shoulders, and back against seat pad.
  3. Grasp handles with fingers and thumbs, palms facing away.


Upward Movement Phase

  1. Push hands upward slowly until arms are fully extended.
  2. Keep wrists straight.
  3. Exhale throughout pushing movement.


Downward Movement Phase

  1. Return handles slowly to starting position.
  2. Inhale throughout lowering movement.




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