Incline Guillotine Chest press

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Incline Guillotine Chest press

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your Upper Chest / Pecs
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. It is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48-72 hours but this should be manageable
  4. Sitting up place the dumbbells on your lower thighs standing them upright, push the weights up with your legs, place your feet back down and lie back.
  5. Lie on the inclined bench at 45 degrees. Lean back and bring the dumbbells to chest level. Lift your chest and squeeze your shoulder-blades down and together. Keep your feet flat on the floor.
  6. On your chest place the dumbbells together palms facing each other.
  7. Next squeeze them together as hard as you can and do this throughout.
  8. Now Press the dumbbells from your mid-chest to above your upper chest/neck, vertically. Lock your elbows at the top. Breathe.
  9. Take a big breath and slowly lower back to your mid chest while keeping your elbows at 45 degrees from your body. Hold your breath at the bottom.
  10. Repeat
  11. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  12. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  13. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  14. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  15. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  16. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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