Pectoral muscles

  • Bench press (barbell)

    The barbell bench press is the exercise to develop upper body strength. It is suitable for all fitness levels.

  • Close grip bench press

    For the close grip bench press, grasp the barbell with a shoulder-width grip or slightly narrower. This exercise emphasizes the triceps muscles and the upper part of the pecs more compared to the regular bench press (barbell). It is suitable for all fitness levels.

  • Incline bench press

    The incline bench press is a chest exercise, suitable for all fitness levels. The incline position shifts the emphasis to the anterior shoulder muscle and upper chest.

  • Bench press (dumbbells)

    The dumbell bench press is a beginner exercise to strengthen the chest, shoulders and arms. The dumbbell bench press activates the stabilizer muscles more compared to the barbell bench press.

  • Alternating dumbbell bench press

    The alternating dumbell bench press is a beginner upper body exercise. Alternating the dumbbell press requires more coordination and stabilization.

  • One-arm dumbbell bench press

    The one-arm dumbbell bench press is a beginner chest exercise. Pressing up one dumbbell places a higher demand on the core to maintain proper form.

  • Push-up

    The push-up is a great exercise to develop upper-body pressing strength. It also enhances core and hip flexor strength and develops shoulder stability. The push-up is suitable for all fitness levels.

  • Parallel push-up

    The parallel push-up is a beginner exercise to develop upper-body pressing strength. If you do not have the necessary upper-body strength to do a push-up, start with the parallel push-up. In the parallel push-up the movement is performed in a partial range of motion, where leverages of the muscles are mechanically more beneficial.

  • Hands-elevated push-up

    The hands-elevated push-up is a beginner exercise chest exercise. This exercise is an alternative for people that are not able to do a push-up with proper form. In the hands-elevated push-up a lower percentage of body weight has to be lifted, allowing the athlete to perform the exercise in the full range of motion. Full range of motion training provides the benefits of increased flexibility and decreased susceptibility to injury.

  • Feet-elevated push-up

    By placing your feet up on a bench or box a higher percentage of body weight has to be lifted.