Incline Dumbbell Press

How to do the Incline Dumbbell Press

Lower the dumbbells down to the level of your body (as shown). Raise the dumbbells slowly, keeping them steady with your abdominals flexed. This exercise is the most difficult because it concentrates on more anterior deltiod.

A spotter is required and should stand behind the participant with hands on the lifter's elbows, or wrists.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Chest
  • Triceps
  • Anterior Deltoids
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulders
  • Arms

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
61 lbs10 80.9 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 61 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 30 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Incline Dumbbell Press

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Hypertrophy Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Beginner

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Tracking Your Weights

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