Developed pectoral muscles are a clear indicator of hard work on the body. This muscle group is one of the largest and most complex in the human body. For proper training, you should use different dumbbell exercises for the chest to train the muscles at different angles.
Dumbbells are versatile pieces of equipment that you can use to train both in the gym and at home. Technique with barbells or fitness equipment is harder to master, so dumbbell training is the best option for athletes of all levels.
- Dumbbell press on a horizontal bench
How to do it: Place the shells within easy reach. Begin by assuming the correct posture. The back of the head, back, and pelvis are pressed against the bench without sagging. Heels pressed into the floor, legs apart at a 60-degree angle. Remembering the position, sit down, take the dumbbells and place them on your knees. Lie down while carrying the shells on your chest. Extend your arms, with a slight angle at the elbow, holding the dumbbells parallel like a barbell. Begin the chest exercise by lowering the weight smoothly, moving your elbows sideways and downward. As you feel the chest muscles stretch, bring your arms back to the starting position.
The Exercise: Beginners are advised to work with low weights because this dumbbell chest exercise is very injury prone. Excessive strain on the hands, elbow joints, and shoulders is unacceptable in the early stages of the exercise.
With a variation in the form of alternating presses, you can better focus on the muscle, stressing the desired side more. This way of doing chest exercises is often used when recovering from injuries.
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