The correct way to do it is whatever helps you reach your goal. Is your goal to work towards a heavy one arm DB fly or build your chest muscles? If it’s the latter, you feel your chest doing work and you think it’s an effective tool, then keep at it.
With that said, I would still prefer doing both sides at the same time, lol. DB flyes can be a useful tool if you need help learning to engage your chest while benching.[/quote]
I used to use db fly’s as a pre-exhaust technique before chest pressing in my mass-building days. I can’t imagine using them as an honest-to-god strength exercise.[/quote]
I use them as a pre start to the bench press , I wouldn’t use them exclusively as a chest exercise.
Although I’m curious to as to why people don’t seem to think the dumbbell fly is useful for beginners , it a simple exercise to perform.[/quote]
Because it’s a very limited, mostly useless exercise, unless you’ve already developed a quality physique. You are not likely to get substantial results from it, and it’s time you could spend doing more effective exercises.
I mentioned in another thread that I do not do dumbbell flyes, ever, and I wouldn’t consider them unless I had 3 hours to spend in the gym every day, or I was a competitive bodybuilder. If you want to build your chest, dips are far more effective. If you think you have time/energy to do flyes after dips, just do more sets of dips instead.
Thank you for this , I will now do dips instead of alternating one arm fly , I just didn’t think a bodyweight exercise would be as useful as weighs.