A dumbbell pullover is a strength exercise that targets the muscles of the upper body, including the chest, back and shoulders. It involves lying down on a flat or slightly inclined bench and holding a dumbbell with both hands above your chest.
How To do:
If you want to target the chest, then you will need to keep your arms as straight as possible, and your elbows in tight.
Dumbbell Pullover Benefits
- Dumbbell pullover is one of the rare exercises that trains both the front and back of the body at the same time. The main purpose of this exercise is to work the chest and back muscles, in order to strengthen them, and help you gain muscle mass.
- Dumbbell pullover is considered a postural exercise by sports physiologists and researchers. You can include it in your training program to develop chest muscles and increase stability in the body.
Dumbbell Pullover – Muscles Worked
Target - Pectoralis Major, Sternal
Synergists - Latissimus Dorsi
Synergists - Posterior Deltoid
Synergists - Teres Major
Synergists - Triceps (Long Head)
Synergists - Pectoralis Minor
Synergists - Rhomboids
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Stabilizers - Wrist Flexors
Stabilizers - Triceps Brachii
stabilizers - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
stabilizers - Anterior Deltoid