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Dumbbell pullovers

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:24 pm
by langeranger
I've wondered for a long time why it is that the recommended position for doing d.b. pullovers is lying across the bench rather than along the length of it. I find lying the length of the bench much more comfortable. Am I missing something, i.e., sacrificing some subtle benefit that lying across the bench affords? Thanks Don[/u]

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:00 pm
by TimD
The only thing I can think of is lying perpendicular requires more stabilization with the core, legs, etc. If you aren't particularly worried about that, do along the length if its more comfortable
Tim

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:27 am
by PaulP
I like to do them lying on a stability ball which seems to additionally work my abs good.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:00 pm
by standAPART
I kinda like them and I kinda don't like them. For the untrained shoulder, they put alot of stress on teh capsule and RTC muscles (if they are not conditioned). I like them for pec minor work. When I do perform them, I bring the DB back and only raise it to about a 30 degrees and that emphasizes the pectoralis minor and serratus.