PlateMates™ Dumbbell Pressing for Chest and Shoulders

If you have access to the magnetic PlateMates attachments that add weight in very small increments, I've got a tip for you.

Stick one or two PlateMates (depending on how many you have available to you) on the OUTSIDE of each of the dumbbells you're going to press. I prefer to attach 2 of the 2 1/2 lb PlateMates to the outside of each dumbbell to get the greatest effect. It's critical that the PlateMates are located on the outside of the dumbbells for this to work.

PlateMates™ Dumbell Pressing for Chest and Shoulders

As you press up (on both chest and shoulder pressing), tilt the dumbbells in as though they are pitchers and you're pouring water on yourself. Since you have extra resistance on the outside of the dumbbells, you must actively push in order to actually tilt the dumbbells.

This results in greater tension being applied to the target muscles. You'll notice the difference from the very first rep.

If you have do-it-yourself dumbbells that you can put together yourself, try adding a single 5 pound plate to the outside only of each dumbbell to achieve the same unbalanced effect.

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