Dumbell Chest Press Tip

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Here's a tip for the dumbbell Chest Press. A lot of people have been asking how to get in and out of position for this exercise when lifting heavy weights.

So, when pressing heavy dumbbells, start by sitting on the bench with the dumbbells resting on your thighs, close to your abdomen. Next, slowly lean back and then you are in the start position.

Once you have finished all the reps, when the dumbbells are in the lowered position, then just lean up.

If you do manage to get into trouble and can't lean up, then when the dumbbells are in the lowered position, just drop them down. However, I encourage you not to do this often because it isn't good for your shoulders.

So that's how you get in and out of the chest press position.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., has been writing for Men's Health magazine for over 8 years, and is the author of the world-famous Turbulence Training for Fat Loss System at .

He has a Master's of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, and has been a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist for over 10 years. Craig creates a new Turbulence Training workout each month at for busy men and women who want to lose fat at home without slow, boring cardio workouts. When not working, Craig spends a lot of time with his dog Bally, who also has six pack abs.

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  1. Bijan Bootorabi / September 5, 2008

    First Comment!!! YES!!!!!!!

  2. Rhynorune / September 16, 2008

    SSSsssssssss omg!

  3. Ronnie King / April 12, 2009

    All the S’s where very high in this video lol

  4. Abdulla al saadi / May 16, 2009

    nice vid. thanx

  5. -DepthCharge / December 13, 2009

    Craig Ballantyne is 3/4 Cobra.

  6. Rev0UK1 / March 23, 2010

    lol this doesn’t work with heavy dumbbells AT ALL try doing that with any
    kind of 60+ dumbbell

  7. Gherson069 / January 8, 2011

    Youtube seem to be flooded with skinny guys teaching how to gain muscles.

  8. t3hsilent1 / July 16, 2011

    lol dudes a tool, when u use heavy dumbbells u bring ur legs up to the
    bottom of the dumbbell and then roll forward with the dumbbells still on ur
    legs. its a lil tricky leaning back like that if ur not used to it

  9. kubilayisik / March 31, 2013

    Darth Vader is speaking. Lol.

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