Categories: Bench Press Exercise

French bench press with dumbbells

French bench press with dumbbells – technique of performing the exercise:

  1. Lay down on a horizontal bench, holding two dumbbells in front of you. Hands stretched up at right angles to the trunk and floor. Palms facing inward, do not place elbows. This will be your starting position.
  2. On inspiration, without moving shoulders and elbows, lower the dumbbells down. Continue until the dumbbells are approximately at the level of the ears.
  3. On exhalation return the dumbbells to the starting position, straining the triceps.
  4. Carry out the necessary number of repetitions.

Caution: be extremely careful when choosing a weight, too much weight can lead to injury or stretching of the ligaments. If you have problems with elbow joints, you should replace this exercise with a narrow grip on the bench.

Variations: you can also perform this exercise by alternately lowering the dumbbells.

Hello. Tell me, please, is it possible to replace this exercise with two-handed extension on the triceps in the slope?

I really like this exercise, but recently I felt pain in the left elbow when performing. Would it be an equivalent replacement for push-ups on the uneven bars?

Perhaps you take a bigger load than the one you need. Try to reduce the weight of the dumbbell. I, too, had such a problem initially, hoping that I would pull that weight of cargo that I took

Alexander, be careful, push-ups on the uneven bars create a greater strain on the elbow joints. To begin with, it is better to identify the cause of the pain and take timely measures to eliminate it.

Can this exercise be replaced by a French bench press with a barbell? It seems they are exactly the same, but here it is written in the add. muscles of the chest and shoulders, and there is nothing

You can, the difference is only in grip, otherwise they are identical.

And you can replace this exercise with "French bench press" ?? or standing you can do it?

The French bench press more loads the long head of the triceps, and in the rest the exercises are very similar, you can replace.

on the sensations of a completely different effect if you compare sitting and lying