Decline Dumbbell Press


How to Do

How to Do Decline Dumbbell Press

The decline dumbbell press should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the decline dumbbell press.


Beginning Decline Dumbbell Press

1. Lay with your back flat on the decline bench. Keep the belly tight by drawing the belly button towards the spine and point the toes forward.

2. Grasp the bar with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.


Decline Dumbbell Press Movement

1. Slowly raise dumbbells towards your chest by flexing your elbows and moving the shoulder blades down and back.

2. Avoid letting the back to arch and/or the head to jut forward.

3. Press dumbbells back up, extending your arms and tightening the chest until elbows are fully extended.


Decline Dumbbell Press Benefits

Lower Pecs Activation Increased

Activation of the triceps.

Back stress is lessened.

Shoulder stress is reduced.

Ability to Lift a Greater Amount of Weight

Arched Benching Strength Transfer

Exercise Aliases

How To Do A Dumbbell Chest Press, Decline Bench Press, Dumbbell Bench Press.


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