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Best Chest Workouts Dumbbell Exercises

Dumbbell exercises

You don’t need much to make your shirt buttons pop, do some dumbbell chest workout exercises and you are good to go. It’s a common sight in your gym to see everyone gather around the bench press every Monday, isn’t it? Bench press and push ups often come first in our mind when we think of chest exercise training. However, to effectively develop your chest muscles you are not only limited to these exercises. For defined pecs and a massive chest, you don’t always need to go to a gym and use weight or machine. Here are some dumbbell chest workout exercises to have a great chest workout session.

Compelling Chest Workout exercises using nothing but just Dumbbell

The Dumbbell Press

This basic exercise doesn’t need much and is a perfect workout for beginners and people into casual training. There is no difficulty to it. This workout makes your chest muscles pop with precision and works perfectly towards developing shoulders and upper arms. It is usually done on a flat bench, but for variation, you can try doing it on an incline bench. Be careful to not injure your shoulders and rotary cuff by dropping the dumbbells rapidly.

The One Arm Dumbbell Exercise Row

It is an excellent choice to include in your full body workout plan. This exercise mainly works your lats and chest. It further stretches your hamstrings and helps in creating a better body balance. To perform this exercise stand on a single leg while holding a stable surface in front for better grip with one hand. Drop your chest and bend while you lift the opposite leg to your free hand. Use the free hand to do the dumbbell exercise and pull it to your waist side. Lower it and repeat it ten times for each side.

Standing Dumbbell Chest Flys

chest dumbbell workout

This is the perfect move for a more defined upper chest. Using just a pair of dumbbells, you can work on that area and help it become broad and more developed. To perform it correctly you need to focus since it is not your arms and shoulders that will drive the power. You have to use the muscle in your upper chest. To build outstanding pecs ensure when you lower the dumbbells your arms are slightly bent. To increase your motion range and stretch your pecs move the weights behind. While lifting try to use maximum power of your upper chest beside arms and shoulders.

Floor Fly

chest dumbbell workout

This exercise has many benefits, and it forces the chest to work from a fully stretched position. It induces a greater range of stress on the pec muscles and minimizes the use of triceps and deltoids. To begin, lie down on the floor, bend your knees and keep your feet flat. Then, grab a medium weight dumbbells and hold it over your chest and let your palms face each other. Make sure you do don’t lock your elbows. Now gradually lower the dumbbells and keep the arms a little bent until it touches the floor. Later, return to the initial position after holding it for some seconds. Keep repeating it for a few reps.  

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chest dumbbell workout

This is another exercise suitable for beginners and potentially new trainers. It primarily challenges your chest muscles to enhance its strength and endurance. However, this exercise also helps the shoulders during the workout. To perform it lie on a flat bench and hold the dumbbells with your palms facing up. Keeping your arms firm move it in semicircular motion bringing it over your head. Make sure your arms remain in a parallel position. Hold this position for few seconds and return to the starting position.

These effective workouts hit your chest from various angles and emphasize on proper development. These exercises not only build your chest muscles but are equally suitable for targeting other body parts. What are you waiting for then? get started with these dumbbell exercises.

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