The dumbbell incline bench press targets your lower chest. It incorporates your stability muscles more than the standard incline bench press.

Muscle group: Chest


Lie on a decline bench so that your head is lower than your feet. Grip a pair of dumbbells with an overhand grip, your palms facing towards your feet. Hold the dumbbells directly above your chest so that their inner edges are touching.

Slowly lower the dumbbells all the way until they are inline with the top of your chest. Then, raise them straight up to the starting position.


The dumbbell bench press puts more focus on your stabilizing muscles. You could alternate between the dumbbell and the barbell versions of the exercise to get the benefits of both exercise types.

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