10 Best Chest and Back Workouts For Building Muscle and Strength

9. CHEST: Incline Press


Starting Position:

Sit on an inclined bench. Make sure your shoulders are down and pulled back and your head is in line with your spine. Hold a weight in each hand at chest level.

The Exercise:

Exhale, and take two counts to press the weights upward as you extend your arms. Inhale and take two counts to bend your arms and bring the weights back down toward your chest. You have the option of touching the weights together on the exhale phase of this exercise. Repeat for the number of repetitions / sets indicated in your strength-training workout program.