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Weight Lifting for Women


Chest Press for Women

Strengthen the major muscles of your chest -- and your shoulders and triceps -- with this chest press for women. You'll need dumbbells and a weight bench for this weight lifting exercise.

Assume starting position as shown.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown.

Push dumbbells out and away from your chest by straightening arms out.

Step 2
Push dumbbells out and away from your chest by straightening arms out.

Return to start position by bending at elbows.

Step 3
Return to start position by bending at elbows.

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