BENCH PRESS (Db)

 

MUSCLE WORKED

Primary-Chest
Secondary-Shoulders, Triceps

INSTRUCTIONS

  • While lying on a bench with your legs slightly parted and your feet firmly on the floor, hold two dumbbells with arms extended, palms facing away from your face.

  • The dumbbells should nearly touching each other above your chest.

  • Your back should be straight and firm against the bench and your elbows should be unlocked.

  • Slowly lower the dumbbells straight down to the sides of your chest with palms still facing away from your face.  Your elbows should be pointing to the ground.

  • Raise (push) the weights to the starting position while flexing your chest.

DON'TS

  • Donít arch your back or bang the weights together.

  • Donít just let the weights drop to the sides of your chest. Resist the weights downward force by lowering the dumbbells slowly.