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Cable Incline Bench Press

The Cable Incline Bench Press targets upper body muscles, especially the chest and shoulders. Its inclined action intensifies focus on the upper chest, making it a superb exercise for upper body strength and muscle tone.
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Cable Incline Bench Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Set up a bench inclined at about 45 degrees between two low positioned cables. Choose a suitable weight on either side.
2
Sit on the bench and hold onto the cables, pulling them to the starting position at chest level, with your elbows bent at 90 degrees.
3
Push upwards with your hands like you would with a normal bench press, fully extending your arms but not locking your elbows.
4
Lower the handles down back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
5
Repeat for the programmed number of reps. Tip: Avoid pulling your shoulders off the bench during the upwards press.
Set up a bench inclined at about 45 degrees between two low positioned cables. Choose a suitable weight on either side.
Sit on the bench and hold onto the cables, pulling them to the starting position at chest level, with your elbows bent at 90 degrees.
Push upwards with your hands like you would with a normal bench press, fully extending your arms but not locking your elbows.
Lower the handles down back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
Repeat for the programmed number of reps. Tip: Avoid pulling your shoulders off the bench during the upwards press.
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