Holding one dumbbell, position yourself on a bench so that half of your body is off the bench (the dumbbell side). You should have the dumbbell side's hip, shoulder, and head all halfway off the bench as you hold onto the bench near your head with the opposite arm. Push hard with the leg on the dumbbell side to keep the body flat and solid throughout the entire movement as you press the dumbbell.
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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.