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Dumbbell Bench Press Twist - Sears

Dumbbell Bench Press Twist

*Always check with a doctor prior to beginning a new workout or health regimen

This exercise strengthens your chest and triceps similar to a normal overhead press. However, the slight twist at the end does increase the range of motion for your chest slightly.  

  • Position bench so that it's at a 45-degree incline.
  • Holding a dumbbell in each hand, sit on bench with knees bent, feet flat on floor.
  • Bend elbows out to sides at shoulder level, forming a goalpost with your forearms (weights lifted toward ceiling), palms facing forward.
  • Press dumbbells overhead, rotating arms toward center so that palms are facing each other at the top. 
  • Reverse rotation as you lower weights back to shoulder level.