– I use a flat bench in a smith machine & stack three 45lb plates under the bottom near feet.
– When lowering the weight make sure your elbows are tight but push through with chest not shoulders/biceps.
– On last/heavy set I make sure to use my shoulders only to unlock the weight, staying tight then slowly letting my chest take the weight.
– Sometimes I will lay a 45lb plate on my lap for support on heavier sets.
– I prefer some kind of hammer strength machine for incline to put less stress on my delts.
– Finding the proper level for the seat is important, remember it’s chest press not shoulder.
– It helps me to tuck my chin into my chest so that I can feel the my pecs working.
– Keep the pecs under pressure and try to avoid locking out.
– I position myself so that my chest is just about even with the handles.
– I also set the machine so it’s on the very last hole available for the pec fly (not the rear delt hole).
– I keep my chest up & chin in while reaching as far back as I can go while maintaining the stretch in my pecs
– It’s important to try & keep your delts from doing doing most of the work on this exercise.
– First set the handles to the very bottom of the machine
– Once holding handles let arms drop down at sides.
– Then take a large step forward but keep you hands in same position.
– Raise up to chin with elbows slightly bent (keep chest out chin tucked in)