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Chest Muscles Guide: Articles, Info & Tips

Anatomy of the chest and upper arm. Image courtesy of Gray's Anatomy public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.Your pectoralis major, usually simply called the "pecs," may be the most visible chest muscle. But any good chest workout will also touch on the pectoralis minor and serratus anterior, muscles layered beneath the pectoralis major that connect your shoulders and shoulder blades to your ribs. Although pushups are one of the best-known and most effective chest exercises, this guide will also explore other chest exercises, tips for getting the most out of your strength-training efforts, and general information about working your chest muscles.