Bench press exercises

  • The barbell bench press is the exercise to develop upper body strength. It is suitable for all fitness levels.

  • The dumbell bench press is a beginner exercise to strengthen the chest, shoulders and arms. The dumbbell bench press activates the stabilizer muscles more compared to the barbell bench press.

  • The alternating dumbell bench press is a beginner upper body exercise. Alternating the dumbbell press requires more coordination and stabilization.

  • The one-arm dumbbell bench press is a beginner chest exercise. Pressing up one dumbbell places a higher demand on the core to maintain proper form.