07/20/2012 03:42 pm ET

Incline DB Bench Press

Set a bench to a 30-degree incline. Pick up the dumbbells and sit on the bench, placing the dumbbells on your knees before starting. Lie back on the bench and use your legs to help get the dumbbells to their start position with your arms extended, palms facing each other, and dumbbells over your shoulders.


Lower the dumbbells under control, arms at 45 degrees from your body, until your upper arms are slightly below shoulder level. Keep your palms facing each other throughout the lift.

Keeping your chest up and shoulders down, press the dumbbells over your shoulders until your arms are fully extended.


Pause and repeat for given reps.