The bench press incline angle influences the electrical activity of the chest. The traditional horizontal bench press produces activity in three distinct areas of the pectoralis major that is, clavicular, sternal, and costal portions and involvement of the anterior deltoid.

As the inclination rises there becomes greater activation to the upper portions of the chest, this inclination is about 30 degrees. As the incline approaches 45 degrees the anterior deltoid becomes significantly higher and EMG measures decrease in all portions of the pectoralis major.

The Pendulum Shoulder Incline was designed to target the upper, middle and lower pec and train the middle and anterior deltoid. There are 5 distinct angles the machine can be set at to specifically exercise these areas to maximize development.

 
Pendulum Shoulder Incline


Level 3 Targeting the Upper Portion of the Pectoralis Major