Incline Smith Machine Bench Press

Upper chest

Coach's Tips

It's the best workout to create a bigger upper chest. Focus on the target muscle, and keep a correct and steady form.

How to

Starting Position

1. Adjust the bench to an incline angle of your choice. 2. Position your feet securely on the platform and maintain a neutral spine. 3. Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.


1. Slowly lower the barbell onto your chest, inhaling as you go. 2. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement. 3. Push the barbell up by straightening your arms, exhaling as you go. 4. Lock out at the top of the movement.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the barbell to your chest. 2. Exhale as you push the barbell up.


1. Do not arch your back or lift your hips off the bench. 2. Do not bounce the barbell off your chest. 3. Do not lock your elbows at the top of the movement. 4. Use a spotter for heavier weights.

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