How to Do Incline Dumbbell Press With Alternating Arms
The incline dumbbell press with alternating arms 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 incline dumbbell press with alternating arms.
Beginning Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
1. Lie on a bench with your feet pointed forward and flat on the ground.
2. With arms fully extended, position the dumbbells over the lower part of the shoulders, not the head.
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press Movement
1. From the start position, draw your belly button inward toward your spine.
2. Slowly, lower the elbow out and down, maintaining the wrist position over the elbow.
3. Continue to lower the weight until your upper arm is level with the shoulders.
4. To return, move your elbow up and in toward the center. This will create a triangular motion.
5. Wrist should maintain a neutral position. Keep the dumbbells over the wrists throughout the entire exercise.
6. Complete repetitions, alternating arms.
7. Maintain proper posture, as the weight is lowered.
8. Do not allow the head to jut forward.
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press Benefits
A clavicular and sternocostal head make up the pectoralis major muscle (upper and lower pec). The incline press is used to concentrate extra work on the upper pecs. The primary benefit of incline presses is that they strengthen the upper region of the pectoral muscles.
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