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Incline Bench Press

where do you stop the barbell before pushing back up?

at your chest…

Despite what’s usually seen in the gym, I don’t stop until it touches my chest, just like flat BB bench press.

I usually do my incline presses with a wide grip. I use a full range of motion and bring the bar down until it touches my clavicle, pause, then explode up.

[quote]Kruiser wrote:
I usually do my incline presses with a wide grip. I use a full range of motion and bring the bar down until it touches my clavicle, pause, then explode up.[/quote]

I touch halfway between the clavicle and the nipple.
Just remember that anytime you don’t train a full range of motion, you are shortchanging yourself as well as setting yourself up for flexibility problems.