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Around The Worlds

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Chest Other Muscles: Shoulders Equipment: Dumbbell Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Push
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Around The Worlds Guide

Main Muscle: Chest

  1. Lay down on a flat bench holding a dumbbell in each hand with the palms of the hands facing towards the ceiling. Tip: Your arms should be parallel to the floor and next to your thighs. To avoid injury, make sure that you keep your elbows slightly bent. This will be your starting position.
  2. Now move the dumbbells by creating a semi-circle as you displace them from the initial position to over the head. All of the movement should happen with the arms parallel to the floor at all times. Breathe in as you perform this portion of the movement.
  3. Reverse the movement to return the weight to the starting position as you exhale.

Variations: None

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8/10

Jun 18, 2015 8:32 AM: This is great for hitting the very middle of your pecs. Though as other users have said you must be injury free in your shoulders as it does place lots strain there.
Stay really light with your weights, it is one of those exersizes which catches up with you at the end. I would not recommend...+See More

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7/10

May 24, 2015 3:41 AM: Warm up those shoulders and that chest. Start on the lower weights first and be mindful of any twinges you feel. Be really careful not to lift too much weight for this exercise, especially if you have shoulder problems.

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7/10

Mar 30, 2015 6:52 PM: Definitely go with light weights. I also did this on an incline bench, it was much easier on my shoulders but I could still feel it in my delts as well as my forearms.

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9/10

Feb 12, 2015 6:28 PM: It killed my forearms! I read the reviews, tried 2 kg, then took 1 kg "dumbbells" lol. But I am still gonna try to make it work, till I feel it about my chest.

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6/10

Oct 28, 2014 8:07 AM: Could see how this could be pretty dangerous, use light weight. Messed up my shoulder trying to go big.

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9/10

Oct 2, 2014 9:18 AM: Great workout. Good for light weight, nothing over 10-15 lbs. It is very easy for injury to occur, great overall workout and the burn feels amazing

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5/10

Apr 5, 2014 5:42 PM: This is NOT dumbbell flies, use about half the weight you would with DB flies, almost hurt myself b/c of the weight I used. Also I thought this hit chest much less than a DB fly, felt like more of a delt target.

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Apr 2, 2014 9:42 PM: DO NOT TRY THIS. I performed this exercise several times with very low weight (8lbs) and it set me back months. Say goodbye to your rotator cuff. I've been on limited routine since trashing my right shoulder from this exercise. Please, please use caution. This is not a natural movement. I regret ever...+See More

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10/10

Feb 4, 2014 3:37 AM: it looks brutal but got to try itout

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10/10

Jan 28, 2014 5:28 AM: This is tougher than it looks!

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