Online Fitness Trainer, Exercise Programs & Workout Routines

Standing Dumbbell Flyes

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Chest

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Pectorals
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Deltoids
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with a slight bend in your knees and maintain the natural curve in your low back throughout the movement.

Pull the dumbbells to chest level. Your palms should face one another and you should have a 20-30 degree bend in your elbows, which is maintained throughout the movement.

Extend the dumbbells out to the sides in a semi-circular arc to a point low as possible without going below parallel to your shoulders and without any discomfort. Be sure to keep your arms perpendicular to your torso.

Return the dumbbells to the starting position along the same arc. The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the outward movement no faster than the inward.

Exercise Comments

No comments have been posted yet.

We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018. We have done this in preparation for the EU's new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please take the time to review our updated documentation by clicking on the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of this page. By continuing to use this service on or after May 25, 2018, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy.