A Push-Up is essentially a face-down bodyweight bench press. If you can control raising and lowering your own body weight, you'll be on your way to raising and lowering more weight on the bench. Sprinkle Push-Ups in on your chest days, and do them weighted or do them until failure.
Then, can you do bench press with dumbbells?
Dumbbell Bench Press Instructions. Lie down on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand resting on top of your thighs. The palms of your hands will be facing each other. Then, using your thighs to help raise the dumbbells up, lift the dumbbells one at a time so that you can hold them in front of you at shoulder width.
How many days a week should I do bench press?
Remember, there's more to the bench press than just your chest. For maximum recovery you should only train each body part once per week with an optimal workout split. If you still think you need to bench two or three times a week, see mistake #1. You have time to workout 45-minutes a day, 4-days a week don't you?
What muscles are used in dumbbell bench press?
Dumbbell Bench Press Overview
- Main Muscle(s) Worked: Chest; Pectoralis Major, Clavicular.
- Other Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Triceps.
- Equipment: Dumbbells, Bench.
- Mechanics Type: Compound (An exercise that involves two or more joint movements).