Alternate Dumbell Incline
Hold dumbbells with arms fully extended
Lower one dumbbell with control while keeping opposite arm extended
Drive lowered dumbbell upward until arm is extended
Repeat on other side
Carlisle’s Comments: When the off arm is straight, it is still working hard from an isometric contraction. This is similar to when a lineman works down the line and keeps one arm locked out while he punches with the other one, or when a linebacker has to keep a blocker off his body and make a play with the other. You get great core work because you’re staying tight and stabilizing throughout the set.