Dumbell Chest Press Tip

Get your FREE sample workouts for men and women at: www.TurbulenceTraining.com Here’s a tip for the dumbbell Chest Press. A lot of people have been asking how to get in and out of position for this exercise when lifting heavy weights. So, when pressing heavy dumbbells, start by sitting on the bench with the dumbbells resting on your thighs, close to your abdomen. Next, slowly lean back and then you are in the start position. Once you have finished all the reps, when the dumbbells are in the lowered position, then just lean up. If you do manage to get into trouble and can’t lean up, then when the dumbbells are in the lowered position, just drop them down. However, I encourage you not to do this often because it isn’t good for your shoulders. So that’s how you get in and out of the chest press position. Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., has been writing for Men’s Health magazine for over 8 years, and is the author of the world-famous Turbulence Training for Fat Loss System at http He has a Master’s of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, and has been a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist for over 10 years. Craig creates a new Turbulence Training workout each month at www.TTMembers.com for busy men and women who want to lose fat at home without slow, boring cardio workouts. When not working, Craig spends a lot of time with his dog Bally, who also has six pack abs.

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  1. That is NOT safe.
    Those weights are also way too light to work the chest.

  2. I have never tried to lift weights but I think it is time … I HATE how my arms look in tanks these days. I think I could follow this and I would love to look strong like michelle obama.

  3. lol this doesn’t work with heavy dumbbells AT ALL

    try doing that with any kind of 60+ dumbbell

  4. CheezMonsterCrazy

    Craig Ballantyne is 3/4 Cobra.

  5. nice vid. thanx

  6. All the S’s where very high in this video lol

  7. Whats the tip?
    or is it the safety thing (thought that was common sense – no offence)

  8. SSSsssssssss omg!

  9. Sound quality was not as good as previous posts. Made it hard to understand. Still great info thank you very much.

  10. Thanks Craig. So much better than figuring it out through trial and error!

  11. First Comment!!! YES!!!!!!!

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