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Muscular System - Chest Muscles

About Your Chest Muscles

The Pectoralis Major muscles (also known as the Pecs) are located on the front of the rib cage.

The Pecs attach to the humerus near the shoulder joint and originate on the breastbone in the center of the chest.

The fibers of the Pectoralis muscles run like a fan across the chest. The fan-like structure of the Pecs allows the humerus to move in a variety of planes across the body.

The Pectoralis Minor muscle is located underneath the pectoralis major muscle, attaching to the coracoid process of the scapula and originating on the middle ribs.

Chest Muscles Anatomy - PecsChest Muscle Functions

The function of the Pectoralis Major is to bring the humerus across the chest. A flye movement is the best example of this action.

The Pectoralis Minor serves to move the shoulder area forward. This can be seen by shrugging your shoulder forward.

Chest Muscle Exercises

Barbell Bench Press
Incline Barbell Bench Press
Dumbbell Pullover
Dumbbell Fly
Dumbbell Chest Press
Dumbbell Incline Chest Press
Incline Dumbbell Flies
Stability Ball Chest Bounce & Hold
Stability Ball Push Up (Hands on Ball)
Swiss Ball Push-Up (Hands on Floor)
Low Cross Cable Raise
Incline Push Up
Dumbbell Chest Press To Neck

Chest Muscles

The muscle anatomy descriptions and picture on this page were provided courtesy of Nick Nilsson.


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