When I Dumbbell Bench press i tend to turn my elbows in and hold the dumbbells at a slight angle. Looking at some technique vids i see that most people hold them straight and lower them with their elbows at 90 degrees to their sides. Is my form detrimental to muscle growth in my chest? I know that it may reduce the use of the shoulders but im not as worried about that. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Thread: Dumbbell Bench Press Form
12-28-2009, 07:54 PM #1
Dumbbell Bench Press Form
12-28-2009, 08:06 PM #2
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ideally one would hit things from multiple angles to make sure their recruiting as many fibers as possible... if you find that a particular angle is more challenging, seek the reason why. perhaps there's a lack of flexibility in the protagonist, a lack of strength in the antagonist or both.
but imo trying to stay locked into a straight line with db exercises kinda defeats the purpose of using them in the first place. i find that i get more pec involvement by using the natural angle versus the heavy anterior delt work i get out of barbell use.
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01-27-2010, 09:01 PM #6
Give them all a shot and use whichever method you feel the most in your chest.
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