Monday, August 2, 2010

Great Chest Workouts: How To Do Dumbbell Pullovers

This Is A Stretch



There are many different exercises that can work out the muscles in your chest, some maybe more familiar than others. In this article, we're going to look at what the dumbbell pullover can do for you.

Performing Dumbbell Pullovers

You'll need one dumbbell and a flat bench for this exercise. If you're inexperienced start out with very light weights and get the help of a spotter. You must lie flat on your back and place both feet firmly on the floor. Grip the dumbbell in your hand. If the weight is heavy you may use both hands. Slowly lower the weight down beyond your head. It would be somewhat similar to the skullcrusher but you're using a dumbbell. You should feel a stretch in your chest muscles as you lower the dumbbell. Now raise it overhead again. You've completed one rep. Perform ten reps of the exercise then take a fifteen second break and start another set. Complete a total of five sets of this exercise. There are variations on the dumbbell pullover, you can use a declined bench if you wish, this will allow for more stretching of the chest muscles.

This is a good way to get in a chest workout on light chest days (as can be the case when you wish to deload) or when the barbell bench press station isn't available.

That's all for this article. Look forward to more articles on my Great Chest Workouts website. Thanks for reading.

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