Mix in this new take on the dumbbell press to take your upper body workout to the next level!

Benefits: This exercise targets the chest and triceps. You will be surprised at how much burn you get in your chest from this.

Keys: Squeeze the dumbbells tight together during the entire set through the full range of motion. Keep your low back flat to the floor while keeping your abs engaged.

How to use: Use this on upper body/chest focus days or as a part of a total body workout. This exercise is perfect for when you want to work your chest hard but you don't have access to heavy dumbbells. It's also a great way to get your upper body pressing in if other upper body press variations bother your shoulders. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-20 repetitions. 


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