Thread: Dumbbell Flyes/ Presses Help!
02-18-2005, 04:21 PM #1
Dumbbell Flyes/ Presses Help!
Watching a demostration of the proper form for dumbbell flyes and dumbbell presses, and my jaw dropped when I thought I might have been doing them wrong for the whole 2 years I've been training...
For dumbbell chest presses my shoulders have always come in a bit towards my sides rather than being in a straight line almost. The middle of the dumbbells always fell right by my nipple meanwhile in the demonstration the dumbbell always stayed above the nipple on the sides. I don't know if this is a great description let me know if I should show a pic or give a more detailed description. Is the demonstration correct or am I?
For Dumbbell Flyes once again the middle of the dumbbell where I would hold it would be directly above my nipple. Shouldn't the end of the dumbbell farthest from me be above my nipple? I have never had much sucess with chest and maybe this is the reason why. Can you guys tell me, has my technique been wrong the whole time?
02-18-2005, 05:37 PM #2Anabolic Member
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DB flies on the upward contraction part the hands are over the nipple area. Of course there are variations to this too. But sounds like you have the db to far up towards your neck. As for db chest presses it depends if you are on a incline,decline or flat and once again there are many variations.
02-19-2005, 05:16 AM #3
the more flared out the elbows are, the more it will work the pecs and if the elbows are more tucked in, and lower towards the nipples, then it will do more triceps than pecs. If the max dumbells are too easy, then try flaring the elbows out so that it puts more on the pecs.
02-20-2005, 01:35 PM #4
flaring elbows? wont that cause some shoulder injury? just my opinion
02-21-2005, 12:43 AM #5New Member
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if it puts too much strain on your shoulders, do more shoulder workouts. the easiest way to increase the strength and tightness of the inside of the shoulder is to do easy cable, light weight stuff....the stuff you would for rehabing a shoulder injury. i was blessed with rediculously loose shoulders, but i never had to have surgery becuase of those simple excercises
02-21-2005, 10:52 AM #6
hurting shoulderOriginally Posted by brew035
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