Sep 30, 2007

Know Your Body: Pectorals

The Pectoralis major is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the upper front of the chest. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in men. The Pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the Pectoralis major.

The following exercises target and work "the pecs:"

  • Bench press, with various bench angles (flat, incline, and decline)
  • Press up
  • Dips

Isolation exercises include:

  • Flyes or Flies
  • Cable Crossovers
  • "Pec Deck" machines


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