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Dumbbell Fly for Women
- Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie faceup on a flat bench.Hold the dumbbells over your chest with your elbows slightly bent and your palms facing out.
- Without changing the bend in your elbows, slowly lower the dumbbells down and slightly back until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Pause, then lift the dumbbells back to the starting position.
A Pecking Order for Pec Exercises The chest fly is best placed at the end of your workout. Researchers at Truman State University found that pectoral muscles are activated for 23 percent less time during the chest fly than during the bench press. As a result, the scientists say that dumbbell and barbell chest presses can be used interchangeably but that they fly shouldn't be your primary lift for working your chest.
This move has been excerpted from The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.
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