The largest muscle on the upper body’s frontside is the large pectoral muscle – Pectoralis Major. There are many who struggle and fight to receive pumped and good-looking chest muscles which is why we will provide you with a lot of chest exercises.
To get the maximum effect from the chest-workout, you should be aware of the anatomy of the pectoral muscle. The most important muscle for the chest is the Pectoralis Major and it is located high up on the humerus (below your shoulder muscles). It then goes out like a triangle and is attached upwards at the far end of your collarbone and downwards at the far end of your sternum and upper ribs. It is almost shaped as a fan where your muscle fibers go obliquely upwards towards the collarbone, straight to the side towards the sternum and obliquely downwards towards the lower parts of the sternum. To exercise your chest in the best way, you must perform exercises that load the muscle in these three angles, obliquely upwards, straight to the side and downwards this is due to how the muscle fibers move when activating the muscle.
The pectoral muscle has two main functions. To push things in front of your body with your arms and to pull your arm in towards your body, similarly to when you clap your hands with straight arms. The function of pulling in the arm also applies to when the arm has passed the center of your sternum, so feel free to perform cable exercises and pull the handles over the center. These two functions also affect how you should train the muscle.
With the anatomy and muscle functions in mind, we have collected a lot of chest exercises (see below) that exercise your entire chest from different angles divided into upper(clavicular head), middle and lower chest (sternal head of pec).