Build Your Abs AND Upper Body with the Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

When it comes to training, I’m all about maximizing bang for my buck.

After all, why do multiple exercises when ONE exercise can give you a ton of benefit?

In this case, the single-arm dumbbell bench press is an awesome choice, because it not only strengthens the upper body, but builds a strong and stable core as well.

If you’ve never tried this before, you absolutely HAVE to give it a shot in your next training session!

Now that you’ve watched the video, here are a few more technique tips:

  • Get the feet set. This may sound simple, but make sure the feet are square and firmly on the floor. If standard bench pressing irritates your lower back, consider putting a set of low boxes or plates underneath your knees.
  • Exhale to find your abs. While any bench press variation is intended to build the upper body, you can’t forget the core training element of this one. To help set a good position and lock those abs in, think about exhaling first. Then last but not least….
  • NO ROTATING! This variation isn’t about how much weight you can push – but rather, how much weight you can push while controlling rotation. It may help to think of your torso as a coffee table, and you want it to stay flat and stable throughout.

Like I said up top, if you’ve never done this exercise before, it’s definitely one you need to throw into your programs from time to time.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

All the best,
MR

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