START: Lie back on a flat bench, holding two dumbbells at your chest with a hammer-style (palms-facing) grip. MOVE: Press the dumbbells straight overhead until your arms are straight, flexing your triceps to initiate and complete the move. Don't let the dumbbells come together at the top — keep a couple of inches between them all the way up and all the way down. Bring the weights back down toward your chest and repeat. If you'd like to work stabiliser muscles along with your tri's, attempt this move one arm at a time.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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