Total Body Workout: Prevent Overuse Injuries
Small Changes, Big Results
Dumbbell Bench Press
- Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie on your back on a flat bench, holding the dumbbells over your chest so that they're nearly touching. Your palms should be facing out, but turned slightly inward. Before you begin, pull your shoulder blades down and together, and hold them as tight as you can throughout the entire exercise.
- Without changing the angle of your hands, lower the dumbbells to the sides of your chest. Pause, then press the weights back up to the starting position as quickly as you can. Straighten your arms completely at the top of each repetition.