When it comes to working out your pecs, the good old barbell bench press remains the favourite of most gym goers. However, many people have begun realising that while barbell bench press is great to build up strength, the dumbbell chest press offers a few advantages over the classic barbell bench press. Today, with the help of the fitness instructors at Power World Gyms, let’s have a look at the benefits if dumbbell chest press and more importantly understand how to perform this workout properly.
Why Dumbbell Chest Press?
The dumbbell chest press targets your pectorals while also working out your shoulders, triceps, and rhomboids. One of the key benefits dumbbell chest press has over barbell bench press is that dumbbells allow a greater range of motion and works out greater number of muscles. It also trains each side in isolation which basically means that unlike in the barbell, your stronger side isn’t the only one doing all the work contributing to symmetrical development.
Correct Way To Do Dumbbell Chest Press
Step 1: Lie on the flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand and feet flat on the floor.
Step 2: Raise both your arms such that the dumbbells are just to the side of your chest.
Step 3: Use the chest muscles to push the dumbbells up while exhaling and lock your arms at the top.
Step 4: Bring the dumbbell back to the starting position while inhaling.
Step 5: Repeat
The Dumbbell Chest Press or for that matter any workout, when done without a proper posture can, at best be an absolute waste of your gym time or at worst, the cause of an injury. This is where the role of trainers becomes important.
Gyms like Power World Gyms take extra care of all the beginners. In fact, they even have a special ‘Help Me’ badges which help their master trainers identify and pay attention to the beginners so that they get the form correct. Not just that, their yearly membership programs are total value for money!
In fact, if you are in Faridabad, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon or Bangalore, why don’t you step into one of their centres and check it out yourself? Great equipment, amazing trainers, hygienic floor areas and more at very pocket-friendly rates! That’s it for now and we really hope you enjoy your leg day. Stay healthy and stay happy!