Target Your Upper Chest By Following These Rules

The upper area of your chest can grow very hard and you might get frustrated. It’s time to do the right things and follow some rules that will lead you to the best results ever.

1. Hit the Upper Pecs First

You should always hit your weakest body area first, while you’re still fresh and FULL of energyt. If upper pecs are giving you the headache, make them a priority in your routine and train them as hard as you can.

Some people believe that you should save the weakest link for the end of the workout because by then the surrounding muscles will already be fatigued thus leaving room for proper exhaustion of the target muscle, but this is not how things really work. In practice, by the time you get to focus on your upper pecs, you’ll be less than able to give them all the love they need.

2. Hit and Play With Angles

Adjustable benches are the holy grail of chest training, as they allow you to work on your chest from multiple angles on every session. Critics of the standard incline bench often complain that the high angle leads to unwanted delt involvement, and they are right about that.

With the adjustable benches, however, you are able to lower the incline bench without going flat, and use this low angle to better target your upper pecs while minimizing the assistance from the front delts. Incorporate different angles on both your dumbbell and barbell work and you’ll be more than pleased with the results.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Use Dumbbells

Don’t be one of those guys that seem to be glued to the barbell, as those are usually the same guys who end up stuck at training plateaus for months.

While barbells allow you to hit the chest with some seriously heavyweight, dumbbells provide an opportunity to work each side separately and fix any existing muscle imbalances (which are often painfully and ridiculously visible) as well as train crucial stabilizing muscles. If you’re looking for unstoppable progress, alternate between dumbbells and barbells week-to-week.