Bridge Dumbbell Flys

Dani de la Cruz

Dani de la Cruz

Co-Founder & Trainer

Bridge Dumbbell Flys is an exercise that targets the muscles of the chest, particularly the pectoralis major. It also engages the shoulders and core muscles. Here's a description of how to perform Bridge Dumbbell Flys:

  1. Starting position: Lie flat on your back on a mat or bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your arms extended straight above your chest. Maintain a firm grip on the dumbbells.

  2. Bridge position: Engage your glutes and core muscles to lift your hips off the ground, creating a bridge with your body. Your shoulders, hips, and knees should form a straight line.

  3. Arm movement: While maintaining the bridge position, slowly lower your arms out to the sides in a wide arc until your upper arms are parallel to the ground. Keep a slight bend in your elbows throughout the movement.

  4. Chest contraction: Engage your chest muscles and squeeze them as you bring your arms back to the starting position, slowly raising the dumbbells back above your chest. Focus on feeling the contraction in your chest throughout the movement.

  5. Repeat: Perform the desired number of repetitions, maintaining control and proper form. Remember to breathe naturally throughout the exercise.

Important tips and considerations:

  • Maintain proper form throughout the exercise. Keep your core engaged, shoulders relaxed, and back flat on the mat or bench.

  • Use a weight that challenges you without compromising your form. Start with lighter dumbbells and gradually increase the weight as you become comfortable with the exercise.

  • Focus on a slow and controlled movement, emphasizing the contraction of your chest muscles.

  • Avoid letting your hips drop or sag during the bridge position. Keep your glutes and core muscles engaged to maintain a stable bridge.

  • Listen to your body and work within your capabilities. If you experience any pain or discomfort, modify the exercise or consult a fitness professional for guidance.

  • Warm up your muscles with light cardio and dynamic stretches before starting the exercise.

  • Gradually increase the intensity or number of repetitions as your strength and endurance improve.

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