Performing an incline dumbbell bench press is similar to flat bench, but the bench is inclined, working the shoulder muscles more than in a flat bench variation. The greater the incline, the more the shoulders are worked. Lighter dumbbells may be necessary for an incline bench press.
- Follow same directions as for flat bench, except that dumbbells are lowered to the upper chest, rather than to nipple line. History of shoulder injuries – make sure you read the entire instruction page.
Variation: Less challenging is the Flat Bench Dumbbell Bench Press.