How to perform Incline Dumbbell Chest Press correctly –
> You start this exercise by lying down on the bench with your feet shoulder width a part and firmly planted on the floor.
> Begin with both the dumbbells over your chest and with arms fully extended.
> Now breathe in and lower the weight slowly till it reaches your upper chest level .
> From here breathe out and push the weight back to the starting position by contracting your chest and core muscles.
Important points to keep in mind while performing this exercise –
A. Keep your shoulder blades pulled back while performing this exercise,do not cave your chest in but keep it pushed out all throughout the movement.
B. Always keep the weight under control especially when it comes down (eccentric phase) …if the weight comes down too fast then your shoulder will try to break the momentum and that can cause shoulder injury. So make sure that the weight comes down slowly.
C. Breathe in when the weight comes down and breathe out when the weight goes up (when you are pushing the weight up) .
Raghav Pande is an India based Fitness Consultant
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