Targeting your lower pectoralis major, the point of the shoulder tap push-up is to put your body off balance and force stabilizer muscles to work harder.
Tag: anterior deltoid
Learn the proper way to perform the decline dumbbell bench press, a compound and push exercise that targets your sternal (lower) pectoralis major.
Compared with the incline barbell and dumbbell presses, the incline cable bench press maintains the focus on the upper pecs throughout the range of motion.
A compound and push exercise, use the machine-assisted triceps dip to strengthen the muscles necessary to be able to perform the proper triceps dip.
Work your shoulders using the double cable front raise, an isolation exercise that targets your anterior delts and synergistically works your lateral delts.
The one-leg push-up, which targets your lower pecs and obliques, puts your body out of balance, thus forcing the recruitment of more stabilizer muscles.
Target your anterior deltoid and synergistically work your lateral deltoid, upper pecs, and serratus anterior with the seated dumbbell front raise.
The behind-the-neck barbell overhead press is not recommended because it forces you to put your neck and shoulders into an extreme range of motion.
Use the decline dumbbell fly, an isolation and push exercise, to warm up, pre-exhaust, or burn out your sternal pectoralis major.
Compared with other variations of the overhead press, the seated neutral-grip dumbbell overhead press puts less pressure on your shoulder joints.
Targeting your anterior deltoid, the Smith machine seated overhead press offers a safe way of pressing a heavy weight overhead.
The decline cable fly isolates your lower pecs, while synergistically working your upper pecs, anterior delts, and the short head of your biceps brachii.