Incline Dumbbell Press

Equipment Required: a pair of dumbbells and a adjustable incline bench.

Technique

  1. Sit down on an incline bench, with feet on the floor and a dumbbell in each hand, resting on your thighs.
  2. Lift up the weights to your shoulders and lean back on the bench.
  3. Press the dumbbells up, keeping your elbows to the sides until your arms are extended.
  4. Lower the weight back to inline with the shoulders
  5. Repeat the action

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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