DUMBBELL FLOOR PRESS EXERCISE
This exercise targets your chest, shoulders, and triceps. Add serious size to your triceps with this exercise called the dumbbell floor press. It’s like a bench press, only you lie on the floor instead of the bench. This provides two muscle-building benefits for your arms: 1) It limits your range of motion, shifting the emphasis more to your triceps than your chest, and 2) it allows you to use heavier weights than you ever could with exercises that simply isolate your triceps (such as triceps extensions and pressdowns). The upshot: You’ll work your arms harder than ever.
- Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie faceup on the floor.
- Hold the dumbbells above your chest with your arms straight, your palms turned in slightly. (You can also perform the exercise with your palms facing each other, which can help reduce shoulder stress a little more.)
- Your knees should be bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Lower the dumbbells until your upper arms touch the floor.
- Pause, then press the weights back up to the starting position.
- Your upper arms should form a 45-degree angle with the sides of your torso.
- Keep your feet flat on the floor.