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Pectoralis Major



Top 5 Chest Exercises

chest musclesThe chest is made up of two main muscles called the Pectoralis Major and Minor. The Pectoralis Major is located on the front of the rib cage and the Pectoralis Minor is located underneath the Pectoralis Major. The main functions of the Pectoralis Major is to bring the humerus across the chest known as a fly movement. The main function of the Pectoralis Minor is to move the shoulder foreward. This movement can be seen by shrugging the shoulder foreward.

Top 5 Chest Exercises

Bench Press
barbell, bench chest press weight training
barbell chest press

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Incline Press
barbell, bench chest press weight training
incline barbell chest press

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Dumbbell Bench Press
bench, dumbbell chest press weight training
dumbbell chest press with overhand grip

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Standing Cable Fly
cable fly weight training
standing cable fly

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Standing/Seated Cable Chest Press
cable chest press weight training
cable chest press with overhand grip

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See Matt’s on-going series featuring the Five Best Exercises for multiple muscle groups.