If you're looking for some dumbbell chest muscle exercises, consider doing incline dumbbell flyes in your chest workout.
The flye motion is different from the pressing motion in that only your shoulder moves during flyes. Whereas, both the elbow and the shoulder move during presses.
When you perform chest exercises on an incline, you emphasize the upper portion (clavicular head) of the pecs (pectoralis major).
Below are the pictures of incline dumbbell flyes.
Starting Position: Begin by lying on an incline bench and hold the dumbbells over your chest with your arms straight. Have your palms facing each other.
Form: Inhale and slowly lower your arms towards the floor. Pause for a brief second when your arms are parallel with your body and then exhale and return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Move in a slow and controlled manner. Focus on the stretching motion and hold for a brief second so that momentum doesn't take over.
The best angles for incline dumbbell flyes are between 15 degrees and 45 degrees.
As the angle increases more emphasis is shifted to the shoulder and deltoid and away from the chest muscles.
Incline flyes are a great complement to incline dumbbell presses to develop the upper portion of the chest.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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