Welcome to the best upper chest exercises for sculpting the “upper chest line” and increasing your push strength! Developing your upper chest is a very important part of sculpting an impressive looking beach body, as your chest is the first and most visible muscle most people notice when you have your shirt off.
Contrary to popular belief, you can target parts of your chest with proper exercise selection. The upper chest is part of the clavicular head of the chest, and these muscle fibers run in an opposite direction to the muscle fibers in the pec major which forms the lower and mid region of your chest. This means that we can target the upper chest through manipulation of different angles. While we are indirectly working the other portions of the chest, we are putting a major focus directly on the upper chest muscle fibers which will result in gains!
This list of the best upper chest exercises will give you heaps of options in your chest training regardless of if you have to train at home with no equipment, or you need the best upper chest exercises you can perform with barbells, dumbbells or cables.
The best way to use this list of upper chest exercises is take each move for a test drive, and find the ones you feel the strongest mind-muscle connection on.
Select a few of your favorite ones and from here it will be easy to add them into your training routine. If you need a complete upper chest workout be sure to check out our workouts page for every muscle group as well!
Watch the upper chest exercise videos carefully so you know exactly how to perform each lift. Form is everything when it comes to building a bigger upper chest. Let’s begin!
Close Grip Dumbbell Press
Diamond Handstand Pushups
Dumbbell Around The World
Dumbbell Low To High
Feet On Wall Pushups
Incline Barbell Bench Press
Incline Bench Press
Incline Cable Fly
Incline Dumbbell Press
Incline Hex Press