The chest anatomy includes the pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and the serratus anterior.

Learn about each of these muscles, their locations, functional anatomy and exercises for them.

Full Chest function Information

Pectoralis Major

It helps stabilize the scapula and is the prime mover in scapular downward rotation.So often when discussing muscles, the nuances of their clinical impact can be lost if they are discussed in isolation from surrounding anatomical structures.

 Serratus Anterior

The serratus anterior muscle is a fan-shaped muscle at the the throx. Its main part lies deep under the scapula and the pectoral muscles.

Chest Exercise

Barbell Bench Press

Muscle Targeted : chest

Equipment Type  : Barbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell 
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Decline Barbell Bench Press

Muscle Targeted :  chest

Equipment Type  : Barbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell 
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Cable Cross Over

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Cable

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull

 

Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Decline Dumbbell Fly

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Dips – Chest Version

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  :  Other

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Dumbbell Bench Press

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Dumbbell Fly

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Flat Bench Cable Fly

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Cable

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Incline Dumbbell Press

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Incline Cable Fly

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Cable

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Incline Dumbbell Fly

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Dumbbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Smith Machine Bench Press

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Barbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Pushups With Feet On Stability Ball

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Stability Ball

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: stability ball
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Pushups

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  :    – –

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: 
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Smith Machine Incline Bench Press

Muscle Targeted :  Chest

Equipment Type  : Barbell

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell 
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

 

 

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