Incline Barbell Press
The difficulty performing the incline barbell press exercise lies in maintaining trunk position, as there’s a strong tendency to arch your back which places extra stress on your spine.
This exercise targets your upper chest, shoulders, rotator cuff, triceps and abdominal muscles.
Maintain position of your trunk, wrists and head during the exercise to facilitate muscle activation and joint protection.
If you’ve had a shoulder or neck injury, this is an advanced exercise that shouldn’t be performed until later in physical therapy.
Lie down with your feet up so as to protect your back. Pull your shoulder blades back but do not arch your back. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line.
While maintaining trunk/head position, lower your elbows to a point the elbows break the plane of the shoulders and then back up to where the elbows are almost extended completely.
Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.
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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.
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