Purpose: The DB Bench Swing to Stand is a functional abdominal exercise that also serves to improve force transfer through the full kinetic chain.
Start with the arms fully extended at the side of the body with the back against the bench and the feet flat on the floor
Initiate the movement by simultaneously swinging the dumbbells forward while performing trunk and hip flexion to sit up from the bench
As you attain a seated position and the dumbbells are progressing into shoulder flexion, use the upward swing to achieve an overhead dumbbell position while simultaneously completing the transition to a standing posture
In the end position you should be standing tall with the dumbbells directly overhead (biceps to ears), and then gradually descend back to the start position for the next repetition