Exercise Instructions:

  1. Set a bench to a 45* angle or slightly less.
  2. Take a neutral-grip on the dumbbells.
  3. Set your shoulders by squeezing your shoulder blades down and back against the bench.
  4. Brace your midsection by squeezing your glutes and pushing your feet into the ground.
  5. Keep the dumbbells in line with your chest, don’t let them move up towards your head.
  6. Keeping a slight bend in your elbow, draw your arms out wide in an arc-like manner until your elbows are level with your body. Many people go deeper than this, trying to achieve a better stretch, but it isn’t necessary, it simply stresses the front deltoids more and that’s not the goal of the exercise.
  7. Squeeze your pecs to drive the dumbbells back to the center line of your chest.

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