My Tricks: Dumbbell Bench Press

My Tricks: Dumbbell Bench Press


Hey, everybody. I’m Scott from Scotthermanfitness.com. One thing I enjoy doing is that I really like to share the secrets that I use to not waste energy before performing an exercise One of my biggest secrets that I have is the rollover that I do to get my dumbbells up when I do my chest exercises for flat bench and for Incline bench So what I’m going to do right now to show you at first I’m going to do it with lighter dumbbells Which if you’re first trying this out Try it with lighter dumbbells so you don’t drop the dumbbells on your face. It hurts. I haven’t done it I’ve caught a couple and I’ve heard it’s happened before, but you’ll be fine alright So what you’re going to do is grab some lighter dumbbells, okay? You’re going to put the dumbbells on the edge of your knees, so the center of the dumbbell is pretty much on your knee cap, okay? A little before your quad Now what you’re going to do is you’re going to lean forward like this. Take a deep breath You’re going to roll back as you get to here you’re going to straighten your arms out and you’re going to push your toes Bring the dumbbells up turn your feet down and now you do a dumbbell Bench press if you want to bring it down the same way you go like this so again what you’re going to do Lean Forward cuz you want momentum Come back Arms Straight push with your toes come up turn, and now you’re ready for the dumbbell bench press Now to show you how to do it with any kind of weight. I’m going to go up to 80 Okay, same thing pick the dumbbells up put them on your knees Like this, what you’re going to do is lean forward Bring them up now you’re in the bench press. Just like this okay now Sure, to make sure you don’t think I’m messing around when I say you can do it with any weight We’ll try the heaviest dumbbells we have at the gym try the 125s Okay, same thing line them up in front of the bench, okay? Pick them up! Now get yourself in position Bring them up now your in the bench Come back down That’s how you do it if you want to more fitness tricks watch out for more videos subscribe to my channel Have a great day guys. I’ll talk to you soon

100 comments on “My Tricks: Dumbbell Bench Press

  1. Pasindu Jayaweera Post author

    Correct me if I'm wrong. But what I feel is that although we could get the high weighted dumbbells up in this manner, it would be difficult to do the press with them for a set of 10 or 15. 🙂

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  2. TheDungeonGymMalaysia Post author

    As a gym owner , i preach this exact technique to my gym members so that they do not drop the dumbell thus keeping the dumbells in good condition to be use for very long time cuz dumbell aint cheap..but seeing you thrown away the dumbells in the end of the video seems just not right imo

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  3. Zaibuf Post author

    Its funny, my gym got up to 50kg but they cry if you drop the weights. Like if you press to failure, its no way Im just gonna stand up and put down the weights gently. This guy even throws them lol

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  4. Richards Guitars Post author

    +ScottHermanFitness this is the most useful video I have seen in AGES. I have been scouring Youtube to find the answer to this exact problem. I seem to have a weakness in my left shoulder. I always start in the "depressed" position (I dont have a spotter) and have found 30k is the max I can get up from the very low starting position. Once up – I can do 8-10 no problem. Yet – once I try 32k I just cannot get the damn thing beyond my very low starting point – and I can tell I could damage my shoulder in the process if I try. This has really hampered my development (I think). Sooooo….. I will REALLY focus on this new technique – I am so sure it will be a massive help – I will see tomorrow night!

    To think this video is 7 years old but shows your effort is helping people time and time again – thank you!

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  5. WTii Post author

    Big Props for the 125 pound Dumbbell Press! I love how you got a little testorone heavy afterwards doing your outro… using some of that rage!

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  6. corey_irl Post author

    Mannnn that was sick doing it with the 125s, will definitely try this technique thanks!

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  7. DovahkiinSpartan Post author

    One slip and you rip a tendon, dislocate a shoulder, or worse an elbow. Just ask for help.

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  8. asdkcfnweco Post author

    excellent technique bro – its probably easier tho, to pick up the dumbbells off the rack, rather than the floor – i hurt my back a couple times picking them up from the floor with the heavier ones. it also helps to use lifting straps, for those of us with weak grips and/or small hands, especially for the heavy dumbbells

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  9. asdkcfnweco Post author

    the wide leg stance also helps prevent accidents during the roll, because the weights end up slightly to the sides, rather than directly over the face. in the event of lock-out failure, the user can just drop the weights to the sides of the body, to the floor. Its a very athletic technique, which makes dumbbells way more fun than barbells IMO

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  10. Roman Sanchez Post author

    I just started lifting I do 4 sets of 12 with 40 lbs dumbbells but I can't get them up. I can only lift them like that up to 20 lbs what do I need to work on

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  11. Henri Post author

    What if your dumbbells are adjustable weight? You can't really place them flat on your knees since they have a steel pole in the center.

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  12. سعيد before the year 0 الصومالي الهاشمي Post author

    im not latin The root word stupid which can serve as an adjective or noun, comes from the Latin verb stupere

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  13. See7heLigh7 Post author

    Pretty neat trick! I usually just have the DBs up by my hips and I just fall back on the bench and press straight up. This is harder to do on an incline bench though.

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  14. ScottHermanFitness Post author

    💪 CLICK THAT NOTIFICATION BELL SO YOU NEVER MISS AN UPLOAD!

    I make this look easy.. but PLEASE make sure you try this with light weight first! Don't want you to hurt yourself 🙂

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  15. Eric Micuuit Post author

    2:45 – 2:46 …. i bet you will feel pain in your leg even with that little movement hit your leg lol (with that much weight)

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  16. Jimmy James Post author

    Probably contracted scoliosis of the lower back when he picked up those 125s, bent back and then twisted torso, lucky he didn't snap something

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  17. VGM Revisited Post author

    2:23 looks like a really bad way to lift that much weight. With heavy dumbbells, you can line them up with each other on the floor and basically use a deadlift motion to lift them up. No awkward bends or unbalanced lifting.

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  18. steven halliday Post author

    I lost a third off the top of my middle and ring fingers dropping the dumbbells down like that. The idiot on the bench next to me had kicked one of his dumbbells towards my bench whilst I was busy doing a set. Forty kilo db,s . Squashed my fingers straight off. Hurt like fuck, wanted to punch his fucking fat Face in, was too busy fainting tho.

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  19. Nathan Jones Post author

    I got a pretty bad lower back spasm from doing this with 90's the other day. 2 days earlier i was doing high rep deadlifts and my lower back may have not been fully recovered.. Be careful

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  20. Jake Duckworth Post author

    Thanks i need desparately to learn to do this exactly how you do this…I am having a Rotator Cuff issue ugh.

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  21. jack bordignon Post author

    He’s pressing that heavy weight very dangerously, gonna strain a shoulder of tear a pec doing that

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  22. Best Kinda Mess Post author

    personally I like the dumbbells over barbell much more. my chest got bigger and its a lot safer in my opinion if anything goes wrong you can just throwing them forward down to the ground

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  23. Sloom Post author

    I've been using your trick for around 3 years and it is the best and easiest way to do it. You can break weights using this trick

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  24. Spider_hip Post author

    I need a better trick cuz if I do this with my iron dumbells it would make holes on my knees.

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  25. Chadd Joutsen Post author

    I hope I can get this to work, I can do 3 sets of 10 reps at one weight, but if I add 2.5 lbs to each dumbell suddenly I cant get one rep.

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  26. Luc B Post author

    Thanks for the tip. Any tips to get heavy dumbbells up on seated shoulder presses? This is where I tend to struggle if I don’t have a spotter

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  27. boliussa Post author

    This method will not work if the dumbell sticks out past the weights, which is mostly the case with adjustable dumbell bars. If the dumbell sticks out past the weights then you can't really rest them on your leg.

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  28. Jay Sea Post author

    The problem isn’t dropping the weight on your head.
    The problem is your shoulders.
    You can’t set up your shoulders in the up position, which means they’re prone to serious injury

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  29. yourturningpoint777 Post author

    I messed up my shoulder doing dumbbell bench press. I did 90’s. I didn’t have a spotter and I started with the dumbbells laying on my chest. When I recover I’m gonna try it like you.

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  30. Yunshan Luo Post author

    Some tips don't do both legs at same time when you lean back sometimed you might fall of the bench

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