Smith Machine Incline Press

How to do the Smith Machine Incline Press

Start by making sure you are comfortable underneath a bar with the weight around your upper chest (make sure this is comfortable). Now raise the weight and if you ever need a spot just turn the bar and it will lock into place.

Spotter Information:
Stand behind the subject making sure they complete the set.

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

  • PRIMARY: Chest
  • Pectoralis Major
  • Triceps
  • Anterior Deltoids
  • Arms
  • Smith Machine

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
101.4 lbs9.2 131.3 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 101.4 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 50 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Smith Machine Incline Press

Purpose Type Level
Muscle Specific Beginner
Muscular Definition Beginner
Hypertrophy Intermediate
Strength Beginner
Muscular Definition Intermediate

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.