Reverse-Grip Incline Bench Press

This is an advanced progression of the reverse-grip bench press exercises. The incline angle and reverse grip places more demand on the upper chest and triceps muscles.


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    Position your body on an incline bench at a 30°-45° angle. Grab a barbell with an underhand grip, palms facing toward you, shoulder-width apart, and hold it above your chest. Extend arms upward, locking out elbows.
  2. Reverse-Grip Incline Bench Press
    Lower the bar straight down in a slow, controlled movement to your upper chest. Pause, then press the bar in a straight line back up to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let the elbows flare out. Keep the elbows close to your sides throughout.
  • Do not hyper-extend the neck. Maintain a neutral long spine.
  • Make sure to complete the full descent and touch the chest with the bar. Do not lower bar to the neck.