1 Arm Incline Dumbbell Chest Press
Pectoral Exercises for Women & Men

On this site you can learn the best chest and pectoral exercises for women and men to strengthen your chest muscles and tone up flabby arms.

When you use an incline bench for the chest press, you will increase the emphasis on the shoulder, tricep (back of the arms), and upper part of the chest.

And when you only use 1 dumbbell, you will challenge your core stability. This exercise is a great way to tone your arms or build up your arm muscles.

Try adding in the 1 arm incline dumbbell press to your workout.

Here are the instructions.

Chest and Pectoral Exercises for Women and Men:
Incline Bench 1 Arm Dumbbell Chest Press

Starting Position: While lying on an incline bench hold one dumbbell with your palms facing down at chest level. Place your opposite hand on your hip.

Keep your feet facing forwards and firmly on the floor.

Form: Exhale and press the dumbbell straight towards the ceiling. Hold for a brief second at the top and then slowly lower to the starting position.

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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.

If this exercise is too challenging, you can build up your core by doing the alternating dumbbell chest press on an incline bench.


You can change many different things about arm exercises and upper body exercises to increase your core stability.

Using one dumbbell during chest and pectoral exercises makes your core muscles work much harder.

Increasing your core stability can decrease your risk of injury, support improved posture, and increase athletic and functional performance.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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