4 Best Dumbell Exercises For Your Upper Body


Dumbbell exercises are very good exercises for joint-isolation exercises such as biceps curls, chest flyes or shoulder raises. You can use dumbbells for full-body, multiplanar movements. It can provide a variety of different strength outcomes. It also offers many benefits for cardiorespiratory fitness and flexibility. Utopia Life Coach has come up with some best dumbbell exercises.


Dumbbell Press For Chest:

To do this dumbbell press lay down on a flat bench or floor holding a dumbbell in each hand with a strong overhand grip. Keep it slightly wider than your shoulder and width apart above your shoulder. Bend your elbow and your palms should face forward. Push the weights up by straightening your arms. And as you push it, move your arms in an arc to bring it together. Hold it for a while and then lower the dumbbells by bending your elbows back to 90 degrees, make sure you touch the floor while doing so, squeeze your chest, breathe out. Continue it. Do 8 repetitions of 2 sets.

Others dumbbell exercises for the chest include dumbbell fly, dumbbell close grip press.



Dumbbell Shrugs For Back:

To do this exercise, be in a standing position holding two dumbbells on either side of your body. Lift the dumbbells and contract your traps to bring your shoulders up and simultaneously slightly back. Squeeze your trap muscles and pause it there for a while. Then slowly bring the dumbbell back to the starting position. Repeat this motion and do 8 repetitions. Other dumbbell exercises for the back include bent-over row (pronated grip and natural grip)


Front Raises For Shoulders:

It is one of the best shoulder exercises but also works for the chest, it targets both. To do this exercise stand with feet about shoulder-width apart. Hold the dumbbells and keep your back straight. Lift the dumbbells upward, breathe in, and bring it back to the starting position, breathe out. Do 8 repetitions of it.

Other dumbbells exercise for the shoulder includes Arnold press, side lateral raises



Dumbbell Curl For Arms:

It is one of the best arm exercises, it targets your biceps. This exercise will help you to build strength in the upper arm. Stand with your feet about hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells in your hand, lift the dumbbells up so that it approaches your shoulders and keep your upper arms stable and shoulders relaxed. While lifting it, bend the elbow, breath out, and lower to the starting positions. Do 8 repetitions of 2 sets. Others include triceps kickback and hammer curl for your arm exercises.


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