Incline Dumbbell Press

 Rating: 4.0/5.0
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Chest

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Upper Pectorals
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Anterior Deltoids
Sit on the seat of an incline bench with the dumbbells resting on their ends on your knees.
Rock your body back onto the incline bench, which should enable you to comfortably move the dumbbells to a point directly above you shoulder joints (this move should be reversed at the end of the exercise, with your knees pulled in to the dumbbells and then rocking up to a sitting position).
Your hands should be about 3-4 inches wider than shoulder width, with your palms facing in the direction of your feet.
Lower the weights, with your upper arms moving directly out to the sides, to a point as low as possible without any discomfort and with your hands aligned with the center of your chest.
Press the dumbbells to the starting position; do not lock your elbows at the top.
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward.
Do not use a bouncing motion at the bottom of the movement and always keep your buttocks on the bench.

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July 19, 2012 at 11:11am
If you don't have a gym, then try some push-ups.
June 14, 2012 at 7:32am
Overall question, when documenting in the workout tracker, do you add the total of the weight lifted, such as, I used 2-50lb dumbells doing the incline bench press?
May 10, 2011 at 6:40pm

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