Dumbbell pullovers are a great exercise that combines lats and chest work, making it a good addition to full body workouts and chest or back day when you do splits. Here is how to do them at home.
Great For Lats And Chest
You don’t see dumbbell pullovers done that often anymore, but in my opinion that is unwarranted.
Because not only do they do a good bit of work on the lats and chest, they also involve portions of the shoulder and a bit of triceps and neck. Even better is that all you need to do them at home is a dumbbell:
When To Use Dumbbell Pullovers?
The choice is yours: If you do full body workouts, they can be done either after the chest or back exercises. If you do splits, they can go after the major compounds on both chest and back day. For example, on chest day I’d do them after benchpresses, on back day after pull-ups. How I personally incorporate them into my workouts, you can see in my intermediate workout plan right here.
The first time I tried them they gave me pain in my shoulders, and Wolf had an important hint for me: it might be due to a weaker shoulder muscle. And he was right: after doing some isolations for my posterior delts and strengthening them, the pain went away.