My Top 3: August

Chris’s Top 3

Chris, Certified Personal Trainer at the Ottawa Athletic Club give us his #top3 chest exercises.

1. Dumbbell Chest Press
  • slow, controlled, full range of motion
  • press/lower both dumbbells using the same tempo
  • elbows 45 degrees, knuckles pointing at ceiling
  • keep dumbbells separated at top
2. Incline Landmine Chest Press-Seated
  • low to ground to maximize resistance
  • slow, controlled, full range of motion
  • elbows tucked close to torso
  • upwards push towards the ceiling
  • shoulders retracted, pushing through pectorals not triceps
3. Cable Chest Flys
  • slow, controlled, full range of motion (but not so much range to aggravate shoulder)
  • emphasize stretch by using light weight
  • slight bend in elbows to keep tension on pectorals, not elbow the joint
  • mimic a hugging motion

Tune in next month to see which trainer will be sharing their #mytop3 favourite exercises.