EOW – 90 Degree Chest Press

90 Degree Chest Pres is a Chest Press with Core Value

Next time you do a chest press lift your legs up and bend your knees and hips to a 90-degree angle. Your abdominals and core will get extra work by stabilizing your entire body throughout the move. Get even more core stabilization by performing the 90-degree Chest Press on an exercise bench or by balancing a medicine ball on your shins. Be sure to pay attention to proper form and exercise technique.

Do it Right

  • Lie on your back, legs in air w/ knees & hips bent to 90 degrees, lower back, shoulders & head on mat
  • Hold dumbbells with an overhand grip & palms facing away from you, arms extended toward the ceiling with elbows soft, dumbbells are close but not touching over mid chest
  • Contract abdominals & lower dumbbells until upper arms are parallel to floor keeping elbows out & bent to a 90-degree angle or less
  • Exhale & press dumbbells toward the ceiling keeping elbows soft but fully extended
  • Continue lowering and raising the dumbbells until all reps are performed

Demonstrated by: Tanya Stroh


WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program