Alternating Incline Chest Flyes
Most Effective Chest Exercises

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There are so many different ways to work your chest muscles.

When you move your arms in an alternating fashion you increase shoulder stability and core stability.

Below are the instructions for alternating chest flyes on an incline bench.

Most Effective Chest Exercises:
Incline Bench Alternating Chest Flyes

Starting Position: While lying on an incline bench hold both dumbbells in your hands with your palms facing each other.

Keep your feet facing forwards and firmly on the floor or place.

Form: While keeping your core tight slowly lower one dumbbell out to the side until parallel with your body. Hold for a brief moment and then raise that arm back to the starting position. Then, lower the opposite arm to the side.

Repeat for the desired number of repetitions on each side.

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Personal Trainer Tips: Make sure you engage your core muscles so that your body remains stable throughout, and move in a slow and controlled manner.

Also, use a comfortable range of motion at the shoulders. You don't have to lower your arms as low as possible towards the floor. The further you lower your arms towards the floor the more stress you will place on your shoulder joint.


The chest flye is a great exercise, and you can make it more challenging by moving in an alternating fashion.

Because it is more challenging, you will have to use a lighter weight compared with regular incline chest flyes.

If you've never performed chest flyes in an alternating way, try them in your next chest workout.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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