Workout Video: Chest and Back Exercise
This exercise works your chest, back, and shoulders. You can do it on a core ball as shown or you can simply rest your supporting hand on a chair. If you don’t have dumbbells, use something else available in your house like a detergent bottle.
One important thing to remember when performing this move is to open all the way up before you push the weight into the air. A mistake a lot of my personal training clients initially make is to open up only part of the way, forcing them to pull the weight up with their shoulder rather than push it up using more of their chest. This puts a lot of strain on the shoulder which can lead to injury and doesn’t allow the exercise to work the chest.
–Laura DeLallo, Founder, Living Fit
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