Standing Incline Chest Press With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Chest, Upper Chest


Standing Incline Chest Press With Resistance Bands is a great exercise for chest, shoulders, and triceps. The resistance bands provide an extra challenge to the exercise by making it more difficult to push the arms back up.


How to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: With the door anchor at the bottom of the door, secure the band to the door.
  • Bands: Attach each end of the band to a handle

Body Position:

  • Stand 3 to 4 feet away from the door with your back to it, holding a handle in each hand.
  • Place your arms so that they are they are diagonally 30 degree angle inclined from the ground and to the door behind you.
  • The palms of your hands should be facing down.
  • Maintain a straight back, a level head, and a high chest.


  • Push the handles 30 degree inclined away from parallel path, up and in until they are fully extended, and at above forehead level.
  • Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

Exercise Tips

  • Grip the handles lightly to insure that the majority of the stress is placed the upper chest muscles.
  • Do not bring your elbows past your shoulders as you bring them back to the starting position.
  • Make sure to incline the hand at 30 degree and always extended arms above forehead level.

Exercise Benefits

The Standing Incline Chest Press With Tube Bands is a great exercise for working the Upper Chest Muscles. Since the anchor is placed a lower level to you will be able to anchor your body better. This exercise mimics incline cable push up or inclined Bench Press, so you know that you will see results. It also helps to strengthen the posterior deltoids, at the back of the shoulders, assist, the rotator cuff at the shoulder and triceps head.