Incline Bench Hacks (DB-only)

What If I Don’t Have An Incline Bench?

This is a common question we get from the DB-only crew.

There are a few different ways you can handle this:

Prop Your Bench Up

Prop the bench up on something, such as a coffee table, couch, chair, etc… It can also be leaned against a wall if you desire a steeper angle for pressing movements. Your body pressing into it will keep it secure in most cases.

Change Your Body Positioning

Manipulate your torso position to change the angle. This trick doesn’t exactly work with incline bench pressing, because you can’t lean back to emulate the desired angle. However, it works fantastically for any movements that are meant to be “prone” (face down) on the bench. This could be any rowing variation, face pulls, Y-raises, or curls. Just free-stand without the bench, and hinge at the hip to tilt your torso forward, successfully emulating the desired torso position supplied by the prone position on the incline bench.


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