PRONE DUMBBELL BREAST STROKE

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Use a 45* incline. To get into the correct position, stand on your tiptoes and lean into the bench, do not sit on the bench. Take an overhand-grip on a pair of dumbbells and pin your shoulders back.
  2. LIFT: Raise the dumbbells out in front until they reach shoulder level, then draw them out to the side to create a ‘T’ shape. Lower the dumbbells to your sides in a controlled motion, and start the next rep out front again.
  3. TIP: This exercise is a triple-header in terms of muscle involvement. You have the front raise portion (which works the front delts), followed by a negative portion of a lateral raise (middle head), and moving the weights around with good posture will also activate the rear delts as stabilizers!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Front Delts, Middle Delts, Rear Delts)
  • Arms (Forearms)
dumbbell breast stroke

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