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The dumbbell bench press is without doubt one of the most traditional chest exercises you are able to do to construct an even bigger chest. That mentioned, it isn’t the chest alone that powers the dumbbells up on each rep. The shoulders and triceps are very a lot concerned in helping with the train as properly. This is usually a downside nevertheless when both of these ancillary muscle teams begins to take over the motion and takes away from the contribution of the chest muscular tissues.
On this video, I’m going to point out you the right way to affect the quantity of labor that’s being achieved by the chest throughout the train with just some easy tweaks to your fingers. By merely adjusting the way in which that you simply maintain the dumbbells and the way you progress your fingers via area as you press the dumbbells, you possibly can enormously affect the muscle group that takes on the brunt of the work throughout this fashionable chest constructing train.
So as to hit the chest extra throughout the db bench press you’re going to need to lead along with your thumbs throughout the press. What does that imply? It signifies that as you press the dumbbells up over your chest you’re going to need to tilt them ever so barely in order your thumbs are pointing up in direction of the ceiling and your pinkies are tilting downward. This can have the impact of letting the inside half of the dumbbell increase greater than the outer half.
You will need to level out that you will need to do that from a place of your fingers going through ahead throughout the press, not in direction of one another. The rationale why this alteration within the place of your fingers has such a profound impact on the muscular tissues in your chest is due to what it does to the higher arms when urgent.
By having your thumbs trip upwards as you press the dumbbells up, you’re getting your biceps to get nearer to one another throughout the ascent. This has the impact of accelerating horizontal adduction on the shoulder which is a key element of chest activation. On the opposite facet of this nevertheless is that proven fact that in case you do the identical actual motion along with your thumbs however out of a impartial (or palms going through one another) grip, you’d be doing the other of what you are attempting to do. Right here you’d be activating your entrance deltoid muscle considerably extra.
For many of us, that is the precise factor we try to keep away from throughout the dumbbell bench press. Should you really feel many of the work being achieved by your shoulders throughout a bench press you’ll undoubtedly need to keep away from the impartial grip place in addition to the adjustments and cheats to your wrist placement throughout the press.
Lastly, if in case you have a nasty shoulder and you’re feeling an excessive amount of ache within the joint throughout the bench press you possibly can strive the variation that I present right here final. On this case you need to lead along with your pinkies as an alternative of your thumbs. This can take numerous the pressure off of the shoulder and shoulder capsule and as an alternative let the triceps assist out the chest to carry out the motion. As I mentioned, that is actually helpful in case you don’t need to have to surrender dumbbell bench urgent solely due to shoulder ache.
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What incline dumbbell weight bench would you recommend
I love how mechanical the explanation is. Very easy to understand for a non-pro lifter too. I came looking for proper form to do the bench press because I was having issues with shoulder pain. I not only got a good good form explaination but also a freaking alternative I can use to shift some of that strain to my triceps instead which is one of my strong muscles. This channel is amazing.
Been doing 1.35 and can definitely feel it more on the upper chest
If, Jeff could be my Gym trainer…
I want him as a personal trainer…could learn
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Hey Jeff, what is the angle of the bench you have here set up? Love your videos
jeff if I perform on flooring shoulder activation- which i feel if my arm passes parallel to stretch pecs increases my shoulder involvement on the concentric phase so arms are more neutral positions your on to sing decreases the anterior delt from moving my humerus to point where chest will fire optimally to finish movement?I believe your onto something with the hand positioning but may want to educate your listeners that the hand itself doesn't change the activation but the humeral positioning can- by altering the positions of the musculature- may be good use of your markers to help.
Thanks for sharing
I find that chest presses that begin with a prestretch below the bench seems to activate ant delta more than pressing from bench position similar to floor presses- great tip of leading with hand to encourage a more horizontal adduction when performing press. any benefit from pairing exercises with push ups on paper plates to add moree adduction when pressing from floor?
Leading the lift with the thumbs at the end makes a big difference!!
I’ll have to try the pinky method and see how that works
Do I have to have a bench to do this ?
Do I need to arch my upper chest for this workout?
Jeff struggling at 1:03 made me laugh lol
what differentiate you from other gym you-tuber is that you go deep in explaining the sci behind it ! kudos brother love from india ❤
Is this for very light weights lol?
That pinky up trick wore my triceps out quick 👍🏼
My issue is with dumbbells I’ll get some shoulder pain in my right shoulder. Don’t get that with bench press.
I've gotten a college level education from Jeff these last 2 years. Thank you Sir!
This was the ONE video I’ve been looking for proper positioning.
Adjusting wrist will injure it..nonsense!!
While you're busy talking away vshred already stole your ideas and gaining followers!
Thank you. Does this also apply for decline and flat bench?
Great info! Helped me a lot rehabbing my shoulder
Came here bcos my left forearm was giving up before my chest
The link on the top right of the video isn't clickable for me. idk if anyone else has this issue.
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Great technique for chest activation .”
This guy sounds and even looks a little like Bobby Fischer.
don't you strain your wrists when you tilt your hands with the dumbbells?
Dumbell bench press is great to excecute your own movement that follows your pecs fibers.
you dropping the weight like that is bad though
Do you have a video on what type of pull ups target what muscle groups? Thanks Jeff your amazing help!
Lead with your thumbs
When I do DB bench press, I have a hard time when I am done with the weights releasing them. Do I just drop them on the floor?
Isnt he the military guy in transformers? John Turturro?