List Of Chest Exercises

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    Alternating Dumbbell Chest Press

    The alternating dumbbell chest press is perfect for strengthening the pectoralis (chest) muscles. Most chest exercises involve compound movements, or the use of more than one joint. Invariably, the triceps and anterior deltoid are often used in c....

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    Bench Press with Chains

    The use of chains as a strength training aid has become increasingly popular over recent years. Chains are used for accommodating resistance; a technique that involves creating maximal tension throughout a full range of motion. Typically, a perso....

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    Bench Press with Household Goods

    This version of the chest press is ideal for those who may not have weights available. It is also great if you are simply looking to try something new. For this exercise, you will need two gallon-size water jugs. Fill the jugs with water as neede....

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    Bench Press with Powerlifting Bands

    Heavy duty resistance bands (also referred to as "Powerlifting Bands") are an excellent way to build strength. The bands work via a technique known as accommodating resistance. The concept involves creating maximal tension throughout a full range....

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    Bench Press with Weighted Bar

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    BOSU Push-up

    The push-up is an upper body exercise that targets mainly the chest. Adding the BOSU (BOSU = both sides up) increases the level of difficulty. In addition to the chest, the BOSU ball push up requires the use of the abs, back, triceps, and shoulde....

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    Cable Crossovers

    Cable crossovers are great for building and shaping the chest muscles. This exercise is performed using a cable pulley machine. First, ensure that the cable pulley is mounted above shoulder height. Adjust the weight (usually a weight stack) as ne....

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    Chest Press Using Weighted Balls

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    Chest Press with Resistance Tubing

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    Declined Push-up On Aerobic Step

    This exercise adds difficulty to the traditional push-up. The declined version of the push-up is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. There are two muscles that make up the pecto....

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    Dive Bomber Push-ups

    Dive bombers are one of many variations of the push-up exercise. It is excellent for upper body conditioning. The dive bomber push-up is a bodyweight exercise, which means that no special equipment is required. Begin with your hands and feet app....

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    Dumbbell Bench Press

    The dumbbell bench press is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There ar....

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    Dumbbell Chest Press w/ Stability Ball

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    Dumbbell Fly

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    Hand Step Drill

    The hand step is an upper body drill that emphasizes the chest muscles. There are several adjustments/modifications that can be made to accommodate different fitness levels. For example, difficulty can be altered by simply increasing or decreasin....

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    Inclined Dumbbell Fly

    The chest muscles are used in daily activities, such as pushing a stroller. The inclined dumbbell fly is also commonly used for overall strength development in the chest muscles. This exercise focuses on the pectoralis major, which is the scienti....

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    Inclined Dumbbell Press

    The inclined dumbbell press is one of the best exercises for the chest muscles. This classic exercise also involves the use of the triceps, as well as the anterior head of the shoulder. Listed below are instructions for performing the inclined du....

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    Inclined Dumbbell Press on Workout Ball

    Movement: Start by holding dumbbells with palms facing forward. Arms should be bent at approximately a 90 degree angle with dumbbells slightly above shoulders. Similar to a normal bench pressing motion, start by slowly push dumbbells straight up ....

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    Modified Ball Push-up

    If you want to look cool in the gym, but lack the upper body strength to do so, this exercise is for you. The modified ball push-up appears difficult. But in actuality, it is fairly simple to perform. The higher the ball is on your legs, the easi....

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    One Arm Dumbbell Chest Press

    The one arm dumbbell chest press is perfect for strengthening the pectoralis (chest) muscles. Most chest exercises involve compound movements, or the use of more than one joint. Invariably, the triceps and anterior deltoid are often involved in c....

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    Pec Fly with Resistance Tubing

    The pec fly with resistance tubing is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis (hence "pec" fly). This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or pu....

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    Push-ups

    The push-up is probably the most recognizable upper body exercises. While the chest is the main target in the standard push-up, it actually works just about all upper body muscles to some degree. Here's how it's done: First, kneel down on the gr....

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    Push-ups on Weight Bench

    Performing push-ups on a weight bench will considerably reduce the physical demands of a standard push-up. The modified weight bench push-up has several potential uses. This exercise might be ideal for those who have trouble with regular push-ups....

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    Push-ups With Gymnastics Rings (Advanced)

    We cant do everything at once so we ask for your patience, we will get the full description up soon. Warning, this is a very high intensity and difficulty exercise. We advise you to tread carefully and consult a trainer in person before trying th....

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    Push-ups with Resistance Tube

    The push-up is a classic chest exercise. While the chest is the main target in the standard push-up, it actually works just about all upper body muscles to some degree. This is an advanced version of the standard push-up. It is performed in the f....

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    Reverse Bench Press with Powerlifting Bands

    The use of heavy duty resistance bands (also referred to as "Powerlifting Bands") as a strength training aid has become increasingly popular in recent years. The bands are used for accommodating resistance; a technique that involves creating maxi....

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    Seated Chest Press with Exercise Bands

    The seated chest press can be done from any chair with a seat back. This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the ....

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    Smith Machine Bench Press

    The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. It is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscles that make up the pectoralis. They are the pectoralis major and minor. The pect....

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    Stability Ball Hand Walk

    The stability ball hand walk is a challenging exercise. While the chest is the main target, you almost get a full upper body workout doing it. Even the abs are heavily involved in this exercise. It looks easy to perform, but don't be fooled. The ....

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    Stability Ball Push-up (Feet on ball)

    This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscl....

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    Stability Ball Push-up (Hands on Ball)

    Here is a tough one for the chest muscles. The stability ball push-up requires an advanced level of upper body fitness. What makes this exercise difficult is the fact that you have to use just about all of the upper body muscles in order to maint....

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    Weighted Vest Push-ups w/ Hip Extension

    The weighted vest push-up is an advanced variation of the classic push-up. The addition of the hip extension will engage the postural muscles of the lower back and abdomen, which are collectively known as "the core". Instructions: Don the weigh....

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    Wobble Board Push-ups

    The purpose of the wobble board is to improve proprioception or one's ability to sense body positioning (a.k.a. kinesthetic awareness). This is important for balance. For most, the wobble board adds only a moderate degree of difficulty in compari....

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