The Incline Dumbbell Press is a great upper body pushing exercise. It is like a hybrid of a seated upright overhead press and a flat bench press and allows you to work the shoulders, chest and triceps all at the same time. Generally I don’t program this movement as a staple but it is useful when you have hit all of the other bases and want to get some extra work or variation within your routine. It can also be used as an alternative to overhead lifting to re-train the shoulder when coming back from injury.
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Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.