Chest Exercises

Exercises with your chest as the primary target:

  • Barbell Incline Chest Press - Free Weight

    Using an incline bench targets the upper chest more so than using a flat bench for chest press. You can even vary the angles on some benches.

  • Barbell Pullover - Free Weight

    Use a barbell on a flat bench to do this pullover exercise to strengthen your back and under arm muscles.

  • Cable Chest Press - Machine

    This chest press uses independent cables that allow your arms to press their own weight, and also allows your stability muscles surrounding the shoulders to get a good workout.

  • Cable Decline Chest Fly - Machine

    You will strengthen your chest and biceps muscles with this exercise and get a stretch across your entire chest while you do the exercise.

  • Cable Standing Fly - Machine

    Using a cable machine to do chest fly allows you to strengthen your stability muscles while you work the major muscles of the chest.

  • Chest Press - Smith Machine - Machine

    The Smith Machine is a piece of equipment used in weight training, usually in gyms. It consists of a barbell that is fixed within steel rails, allowing only vertical movement. The weight is placed on the ends of the barbell then slid to the midline.

  • Decline Dumbbell Chest Fly - Free Weight

    This exercise targets the pecs in a different way and is a great way to ensure that you are hitting the chest muscles from every direction.

  • Intermediate Push-ups - Stability Ball

    Using a stability ball, you can do these push-ups in order to challenge your chest muscles from a different angle than when your feet are on the floor.

  • Pullover - Free Weight

    This exercise targets the pulling muscles of your back from a different angle than other typical back exercises.

  • Smith Chest Press - Free Weight

    Using the Smith machine to do chest press provides a good guide for your arms' motion since the ends of the bar is fixed, making this a closed-chain exercise.

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