Hi. I'm Michael Carson here to show you how to activate the chest with a dumbbell press. Now, it's very important that, when you use dumbbells for your chest, that you use a wide enough grip to activate the pectoral muscles. If you go too narrow which some people do because they're afraid to go wide because they feel that that's not as stable, not as controlled, that's going to be more for your triceps. So, it's a width thing when it comes to chest. And your hands are going to be facing downward or each other and, when they're doing that, you're changing where you're working through the pecs. But it's real important that distance and width is the first thing you look for for activating the chest muscles when using dumbbells. So, you want to make sure when you're lying on the bench that, first of all, your back is pressed firmly into the bench You don't want an arch in your back so you're keeping yourself stable from your core outward. Then, with the dumbbells, you want to make sure that you come wide and out gently. Not too far down, you want to feel the stretch in your chest but you don't want to feel tightness or a limitation in the shoulder joint itself. As you come back up, you're always going to exhale. You're going to breath in as you bring the weights down towards the ground and exhale as you contact and bring them upwards. Palms facing inward will change the reaction for the chest where you'll be working more in the center part of your chest. The other one with the palms facing outward or downward is going to make you work more of the widening of the chest, the outside part. But, that's the best way to do it, keep it wide and you're going to find you're going to get you're going to get a great activation for your pec muscles.