How to do a Hammerstrength Incline Chest Press

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About Hammerstrength Incline Chest Press

Sets Logged
1,084,725
Popularity Rank
116th
Difficulty
Beginner
Chest Strength
85 mSCORE 24th
Equipment Required
  • Photo of Hammerstrength (Leverage) Machine (all forms)
    Hammerstrength (Leverage) Machine (all forms)
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Hammerstrength Incline Chest Press is a variation on the more standard Barbell Incline Bench Press. This compound movement primarily targets your chest, shoulders and triceps. The incline allows you to further emphasize your upper chest and shoulders. The use of a Hammerstrength Machine forces you to use a fixed range of motion which adds stability, and allows you to focus more on exertion.

  1. Sit upright in a hammerstrength incline chest press machine while squeezing your shoulder blades together and placing your heels firmly on the ground underneath your knees.
  2. The back pad should be contact with your head, shoulders, and butt at all times.
  3. Grab ahold of the handles with an overhand grip just outside shoulder-width apart at the top of your chest.
  4. Keeping your core braced by breathing into your stomach and flexing the abdominal muscles, push through your palms to extend your elbows while keeping them at a 45 degree angle from your torso.
  5. Once your arms are fully extended, return to the starting position.

Common Mistakes

  • Hammerstrength Equipment

    Sit back, and keep your shoulder blades against the pad. Hammerstrength equipment is designed to help you get into the correct position. If you’re sitting forward, and pulling your back off the pad, you may be compromising the effectiveness of the exercise, or modifying it to be a different variation entirely.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    40
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    50
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    50
    lbs
    65
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    60
    lbs
    75
    lbs

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