incline dumbbell flys

Muscle Groups

chest upper pectoral
Incline dumbbell flys are a variation of the dumbbell flys exercise that targets the upper chest muscles. To perform this exercise, you will need an incline bench and a pair of dumbbells. Start by lying on the incline bench, with your back and head supported. Hold the dumbbells straight above your chest, with your palms facing each other. Slowly lower the dumbbells to the sides of your body, keeping your elbows slightly bent. You should feel a stretch across your chest as you lower the weights. When you reach the bottom of the movement, pause for a moment before slowly lifting the weights back up to the starting position. Keep your movements controlled and avoid jerking the weights up or down. You can perform this exercise for 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps. Incline dumbbell flys are a great exercise for developing upper chest muscles, particularly the pectoralis major. By doing this exercise, you will be able to increase your chest size and strength, which can help you with other exercises like bench press. This exercise also improves your flexibility and stability, which is important for reducing the risk of injury. Beginners may start with light weight dumbbells and gradually increase the weight once they have mastered the proper form. Additionally, this exercise can also be done with a decline or flat bench, depending on your preference.