Incline Bench Press

Incline Bench Press – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as an Incline Bench Press. This exercise focuses on a person’s chest, shoulder and arm muscles. It is used by martial artists to improve their martial arts punching and grappling strength.

Given the incline, this exercise gives greater emphasis to the muscles in your upper chest and shoulders than the standard prone bench press.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for the Incline Bench Press (with Barbells)

Instructional Video for the Incline Bench Press (with Dumbbells)