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STRENGTHENS

CHEST, SHOULDERS, TRICEPS

STARTING POSITION

Bring two dumbbells together over your chest while lying on a bench that is adjusted to a 45-degree incline. Extend your arms toward the ceiling, perpendicular to the floor, with your elbows unlocked. Allow a natural arch in your lower back (A).

MOVEMENT

Pushing your shoulders down toward your hips (away from your ears) and against the bench, bend your elbows and open your arms outward (B). EASY
Pause with the dumbbells over your elbows, near 90 degrees and directly out from your sides.
Contract your chest muscles and push the dumbbells back to the start (A). HARD

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Why It’s Perfect for You

Women tend to be disproportionately weak in the chest. This movement strengthens the chest while also tightening up the triceps. It creates nice muscle definition in the front of the shoulders, making you look amazing in a strapless dress.