Primary muscles: Chest
Secondary muscles: Triceps, shoulders
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Dumbbell wide row
DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie down on a mat with your knees bent and a dumbbell in each hand.
2. Push the dumbbells up toward the ceiling so that your arms are directly over your shoulders and your palms are facing your feet.
3. Lower your arms and repeat the movement.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
When doing the dumbbell chest press exercise, keep your spine in a neutral position and breathe out as you push the dumbbells up, being careful not to lock your elbows.
The dumbbell chest press strengthens your shoulders, triceps, and chest muscles and it also helps to tone your upper body, improves your posture and prevents injuries. When doing an upper body workout it’s very important to work not only your arms and shoulders but also your back and chest.
SETS AND REPS
Start with 2 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions and pair the dumbbell chest press with back exercises like the bent over row or the dumbbell wide row to keep your upper body sculpted, proportional and to improve muscle tone and strength.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the dumbbell chest press, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: