Raise the dumbbells over your chest. Your palms should be facing each other.
Keeping your arms slightly bent, exhale as you lower the dumbbells behind your head in an arc-like motion until your elbows are level with your ears.
Hold for a count of two.
Inhale as you reverse the motion to bring the dumbbells back to the starting position.
Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.
Comments and tips
Use the double dumbbell pullover to build your chest and back, and improve upper body strength.
Extending your lower body off the bench acts as a counterbalance to the dumbbells.
Keep your hips lower than your shoulders.
To make this exercise more challenging, use a stability ball instead of a bench. The instability of the ball will require you to maintain your balance and activate more stability muscles in the core, making it more challenging.