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Incline DB Press


Hey guys. While doing the Incline Dumbbell Press for the chest, should I be pushing the weights together at full arm extension so that they touch?

Or should they start apart and end apart?




Either is a fine variation of the press. My opinion is that the arms apart version is a greater stressor of the chest.


And putting them together will add to your ROM.




Putting them together is good if you're getting a better squeeze out of the exercise. But you don't need to touch them together and you should never clank them together. Do what feels most natural.


ROM= Range of Motion. I don't think it makes much of a difference, what the guy above me said do what feels natural.


I prefer to go straight up with mine, I definitely don't clank them together!!


Tapping them together is usually fine if you must, but yeah when people bang them together I don't like it, they just want people to look at them, almost as bad as when people drop the weights with a loud bang.


Whatever you feel is best, I use control and tap them together if anything..