Just settling down after a nice, long post workout shower. I’m pooped from Two A Day Tuesday! But the bf had dinner ready and waiting for me when I got home, which is always nice. On our plates tonight? Apple Topped Pork Chops with feta asparagus on the side. Yummy.
Before I hit the hay, just wanted to get this week’s Move of the Week post up. So here’s a new move for you guys!
Incline Dumbbell Chest Flies
Main muscle target: Pectoralis Major, aka your chest.
Grasp two dumbbells, and lie supine on an inclined bench. You want to support the weights above your upper chest, with palms facing in arms slightly bent.
Lower the dumbbells out to the sides of your shoulders, making sure to keep the elbows fixed in slightly bent position.
Not my prettiest picture. At least I shaved my pits?
Once you feel a stretch in your chest and shoulders, bring the dumbbells back together above the upper chest. This should mimic a hugging motion.
Repeat for prescribed number of reps and sets. If you want an example of how these can be used in a workout, click over to this morning’s post to see the circuit workout I did yesterday that included these.
And for those wondering the difference between flies done on a flat bench versus an incline bench? Incline dumbbell flies target the upper pecs, but they place more emphasis on the inner part — just different muscle fibers.
Do you prefer using body weight, free weights, or machines to work your chest?
Time to faceplant!