Move of the Week: Dumbbell Chest Press


Here’s this week’s Move of the Week post.  If you are new to Fitness & Feta, every week I post a “Move of the Week” where I give a step by step how to with pictures on how to appropriately execute various exercise moves.  If you’ve missed any, you can click here for a listing of all past Moves of the Week.

Up this week?

Dumbbell Chest Press

Step 1
Lie on your back on a flat bench, letting your elbows and shoulders drop.  Hold a dumbbell in each hand on either side of your chest.  Make sure your back is completely flat on the bench (or step or mat).  You don’t want it to arch.

Step 2
Lifting both weights at the same pace, push them straight up until your arms are fully extended.  Make sure weights are directly over your chest, not your face.

Step 3
Hold and squeeze for a second, then return to start.  That’s 1 rep.

You can make this move more difficult by taking your feet off the floor and placing them flat on the bench or step, or lifting them up so your knees are above your hips.  For a sample workout you can do that incorporates the dumbbell chest press, check out the Sweaty Strength Sets I did yesterday or this Pyramid Strength workout from February.

When’s the last time you did a bench press!?

Now go pump some iron!

P.S.  Thanks for all the entries so far in my pasta sauce giveaway!  There’s still time to enter if you haven’t already.


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