How to Do a Proper Bench Press with Dumbbells
By Neon Teng | Published on June 22, 2022
The Dumbbell Bench Press is an amazing exercise that everyone should incorporate into their routine. It builds your upper body by targeting the Chest Triceps and Shoulders. This exercise can be done with a barbell too but dumbbells allow for a higher range of motion to target the muscles better.
Start off by selecting the appropriate weight and sit on a flat bench set to 90 degrees. You should select weights that you can control fully for 2-3 sets of 10 repetitions each. Picking a heavier weight might compromise your technique and lead to instability.
Using Weights That Are Too Heavy – If you use improper weights, not only are you not able to control your technique and reduce your gain. But you might injure yourself as you are unable to stabilize the weights
Improper Engagement of The Chest – This exercise works best when you are able to feel the muscle connection of your chest. To visually it better, imagine trying to hug a big tree when raising the dumbbells.
Damaging Your Wrist – your wrist should be parallel with your forearm and straight. If not you put significant stress on your wrist and risk injuries to your wrist as you first start out.