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Smith Machine Incline Bench Press

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back flat on the bench
  • Make sure your not just letting the bar free fall, but rather in a slow and controlled fashion

Smith Machine Incline Bench Press

This exercise targets your upper chest and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Pectoralis Major (Upper Chest)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Incline Bench, Smith Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Pectoralis Major (Upper Chest)

Equipment: Incline Bench, Smith Machine

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Upper Chest

Starting Position: Position an incline bench underneath the barbell on a Smith machine, then lie face up on the bench with each leg over the sides, feet flat on the floor. Grip the barbell with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Lift the bar off the rack.

  1. 1 Inhaling, bring it down to about 3 inches off your chest, bending your elbows.
  2. 2 Exhale and push the bar upwards in an explosive manner until your arms are back in starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.