Correct technique for dumbbell bench press

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I've been researching the correct technique for dumbbell bench press and it seems like there are conflicting opinions on what the proper form should be.

I really want to make sure I do it correctly and avoid any further issues with my shoulder.

Do you happen to know of any guides that demonstrate the correct way to perform a dumbbell bench press?

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  • vicous on

    Whoa, I’ve always relied on the sit down then boost them up approach. However, as I’ve been attempting to lift heavier dumbbells, I’ve had to seek assistance from others for the first rep of my set because I couldn’t manage to lift it all by myself. This new technique seems fantastic, and I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Thanks a bunch!

  • Luke on

    Make sure to keep your shoulder blades tightly retracted to protect your shoulders. When it comes to using dumbbells, the key is to start with proper form. Here’s what has worked for me:

    Grab the dumbbells and position yourself at the end of the bench. Place the dumbbells on your thighs while slightly bending your knees.

    Sit down, push the dumbbells up, and lean back in one fluid motion. The momentum will assist you in lifting the dumbbells.
    Once you’re lying down, squeeze your shoulder blades together and arch your back.
    While many people start by sitting on the bench and using their legs to lift the dumbbells, I’ve found that this method can lead to elbow strains and shoulder injuries.

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