The Dumbbell Pullover – The Upper Body Squat

Although the dumbbell pullover used to be one of the favorite exercises for building your chest and back, you won’t find many people doing it nowadays. Since the dawn of bodybuilding and fitness era, well developed chest has been considered as an epitome of muscular man.

So, what makes the dumbbell pullover so good for your chest? First of all, many of the old school bodybuilders used to include this exercise in their chest routines regularly.

Frank Zane, Ronnie Coleman, Dorian Yates, Arnold Schwarzenegger are just a few of the names that have nothing but praises for this classical exercise.

According to them, the dumbbell pullovers are not only good for developing the chest, but also deliver fantastic back gains, especially in the lats. This exercise offers a fantastic range of motion, which effectively activates the whole upper body, delivering great gains.

One of the negative aspects of this exercise is that it can inflict damage to your shoulders. However, this need not be the case. Although the dumbbell pullovers are demanding for the beginners who decide to use heavier weights although they still don’t have the needed form, the advanced gym goers will find it fairly easy and safe to perform. 

You can avoid putting too much stress on your shoulders by performing this exercise with controlled and slow movements using light to moderate weights that you can handle. If you want to try this exercise, take a look at this video with detailed explanation on how you should perform it.

What do you think of the dumbbell pullover?

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