Tag: upper pectoralis major

Side push-up

The side push-up is an awkward exercise, with a short range of motion. Performing it properly takes practice.

Incline push-up

Use the incline push-up to activate and strengthen the horizontal pushing muscles of your upper body until you can graduate to the standard push-up.

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.

Decline push-up

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

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.

Dumbbell w-press

The dumbbell w-press is an isolation shoulder exercise. Although quite rare, it is very effective at overloading the anterior and lateral deltoids.

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.

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