Primary muscles: Chest
Secondary muscles: Shoulders, arms
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Dumbbell bent over row
STANDING CHEST FLY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your arms out to the sides and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
2. With your palms facing forward and your elbows directly under your wrists, raise the dumbbells until your upper arms are parallel to the floor.
3. Bring your elbows and forearms toward the midline of the body and then return to the starting position.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Breathe out as you bring your elbows and forearms toward the midline of the body and squeeze the chest. Relax your chest, maintain your upper arms parallel to the floor and keep your arms at a 90-degree angle. The movement should only happen at the shoulder joint.
The standing chest fly targets the chest and shoulder muscles. Chest exercises help build muscle strength and power and can also give the breasts somewhat of a lift, making them appear perkier.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the standing chest fly, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise:
RELATED UPPER BODY EXERCISES
Try these other upper body exercises to tone, tighten and sculpt your triceps, biceps, chest, upper back and shoulders:
Single leg tricep dips
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Medicine ball push up
Speed bag punches