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Optimum Angle for Incline Bench?

I find that the benches at my gym are too upright for Incline Bench Press, I always end up getting fatigued in the Shoulders and Triceps and don’t feel I hit the chest enough.

As a guess I’d say the angle on the lowest rung is about 45 degrees. Would it be better to just leave the bench flat and throw a couple of Plates beneath the legs of the bench so that the angle would be more like 25 degrees? or is this too similar to flat bench?

Thanks for the help!

Whatever makes the exercise feel right is what you should do. Looks like you can give 25 degrees a try.