Tag: lower pectoralis major

Smith machine JM press

Provided you use the safety pins, the Smith machine JM press offers a safe way to perform the JM press movement pattern, great for triceps activation.

Smith machine Yates row

The Smith machine Yates row can help you to develop a great back and upper-body strength while avoiding cheating by swaying up and down.

Decline push-up

Work the upper chest (clavicular pectoralis major), anterior shoulders and triceps using the decline push-up, a compound upper-body exercise.

Standing cable row

Compared with the seated cable row, the standing cable row stimulates the recruitment of many more stabilizer muscles in your legs and core.

Barbell JM press

The barbell JM press is a cross between the barbell skull crusher and the barbell bench press. It was invented by powerlifter JohnMark 'JM' Blakely.

Superman push-up

The superman push-up is an advanced bodyweight exercise that’s great for strengthening your core. Do not use it if you can't keep your core tight.

Rope lat pull-down

The rope lat pull-down is great for strengthening and building your back and arms, as well as for developing upper-body strength.

Inverse leg curl

The inverse leg curl (aka bodyweight or Nordic hamstring curl) is useful for working your hamstrings in the absence of a leg-curling machine.

Cable horizontal Pallof press

The cable horizontal Pallof press is a very effective functional exercise to use to strengthen your core’s ability to resist rotational or twisting forces.

Elbow lift

The elbow lift is a poor exercise. Use it only if you do not have the resources to do better, more effective back exercises, such as the barbell row.

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