dumbbell press

Muscle Groups

shoulders front deltoids
The dumbbell press is a type of weight training exercise that primarily targets the chest muscles, but also engages the triceps and shoulders. It is typically performed while lying on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand, although it can also be performed while standing or sitting on a bench. To perform the exercise, the athlete lifts the dumbbells from shoulder height to a fully extended position above the chest, then slowly lowers them back to the starting position. One of the primary benefits of the dumbbell press is that it allows for a greater range of motion than the barbell bench press, which can help to improve overall chest development. Additionally, because the weight is less stable than a barbell, more stabilizing muscles are engaged during the exercise, which can help to improve overall strength and stability. Dumbbell presses can be performed using a variety of weight levels and repetition ranges, depending on the athlete’s goals and fitness level. They are often included in chest-focused weightlifting routines, and can also be integrated into full-body workouts as a compound exercise that engages multiple muscle groups.