In his most recent visit to the Muscle & Strength HQ, team ALLMAX athlete and IFBB pro, Steve Kuclo, gave us some helpful pointers when it comes to training and nutrition.
Today, he is providing some of his training tips.
Specifically, he’s going to teach you how to target your upper chest better with 3 exercises.
If you find your upper pecs lag, try sprinkling in these 3 exercises into your upcoming chest workouts.
1. Incline Dumbbell Press
Our first exercise is the basic dumbbell incline press. The basics work for a reason, so never ditch them for something new or flashy.
Set your bench up on a 45 degree. When pressing, make sure the dumbbells aren’t too close together or too far apart. Also, to ensure you’re getting a good range of motion, try lowering the weight until your elbows are about 90 degrees and press the weight up without hyperextending at the top.
Lastly, keep your head back on the pad and always avoid tucking your chin. This places unnecessary tension on the spine and isn’t an ideal body position for pressing.
2. Incline Dumbbell Fly
The next movement Steve covers is the incline dumbbell fly. He likes to start in the up position, keeping the dumbbells neutral with a slight turn in.
During the range of motion, lower the weights down keeping the elbows bent slightly. Once you feel a nice stretch in the chest, reverse the movement and bring the weight back to your starting position.
3. Incline Dumbbell Crush Press
For the third and final movement, move the bench from 45 degrees to 60-75 degrees. Kick your dumbbells up and gather them in a neutral grip position.
From there press up and in over your head. During the eccentric movement lower the weight down and out towards your pecs.