Dumbbell Press

Video: Dumbbell Press

The dumbbell bench press is similar to the regular flat bench press, however it employs two dumbbells, one in each hand, instead of a barbell. The dumbbell press primarily targets your chest, but also works your triceps and anterior and medial deltoids. It can either be done on a ball, seated or on a flat bench as shown in this video.

Dumbbell Press

Dumbbell Press | Image: musclemag.com

Advantages of the Dumbbell Press

  • This is a good chest exercise to use if you have an injury, since you can twist your wrists or elbows to accommodate and work around the injury
  • The dumbbell press is more of an isolation exercise, since you have to balance both dumbbells independently, which works your stabilizer muscles
  • You can work specific muscles depending on how you position the dumbbells
  • Reduced likelihood of one-side muscle dominance, since the weights are held in separate hands, requiring each arm to carry its own weight

Watch the video demonstration above to learn how to do the Dumbbell Bench Press correctly.

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