How to get a BIGGER UPPER CHEST – The “Ultimate Chest Exercise”

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Are you finding it hard to build a bigger upper chest? This is most likely because you are not using exercises that target how the chest actually works in your attempt to build it. The chest and the upper chest respond to more than just bench presses, pushups, dips and flys. In fact, in this video I'm going to show you a new way to train your chest to build it bigger and stronger with just a pair of dumbbells.

This chest exercise might be considered the ultimate chest exercise by some since it targets the main functions of the chest muscle. I'm talking about horizontal adduction and adduction of the shoulder, combined with the normal pressing action that you are familiar with. By combining elements of the guillotine press, we are also able to more effectively target the upper chest specifically by bringing the dumbbells closer to the neck (without endangering the shoulders or your own safety with a barbell near your neck!)

Learning how to get a bigger upper chest just takes a more scientific approach to your workouts. A true chest workout built around biomechanics will always win out over a chest workout that is based in bro science or the advice a local "weekend certification" personal trainer will give you.

When you're ready to build more than just a bigger chest, then head over to and put the science back in strength for good. Target your shoulders, legs, biceps, back and arms along with your chest as you carve out an athletic physique from head to toe.

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  1. Sun9C / February 15, 2014

    I really don’t understand why he always use these weird “things” instead of
    dumbbells.
    (rolleyes)

  2. ItsAllAboutGuitar / December 6, 2015

    Arnold did dumbbell fly’s. It was one of the three he recommends for a big
    chest. I’ve never had so much improvement from one exercise. The stretch I
    get feels great too.

    • Thane R (dakota0248) / July 2, 2016

      because remember that you cannot complete the chest training with double
      jointed moves. u must add a single joint chest move in as well. there are
      many chest fly variations that are safer, and Arnold used many of them..

    • YVNG LANKY / July 3, 2016

      Arnold also tore his pec multiple times doing flys…

    • Danish / July 20, 2016

      Umm.. I don’t know. Can you really tell what exercise is working for you if
      you are doing many? Yes you feel more, but that doesn’t mean it is
      contributing most to the final result.

  3. HeartBeast / March 12, 2016

    18,001 like is mine , some giv me cookie

  4. # Marcel Nem / April 14, 2016

    how can I get that definition in my lower pecs

  5. imyourpapi / May 13, 2016

    why is he working out with toasters?

  6. bee cee / May 23, 2016

    worst camera guy ever….

  7. TheKimcheeRamen / June 4, 2016

    I think in another video, he says that 30° is better than 45°… here it’s
    the opposite. Apart from this anomaly, these videos are my go-to for body
    building advice, bar none.

  8. jmcsquared18 / June 5, 2016

    I came up with this on my own before seeing this video, and I adore it.
    Jeff Cavaliere is by far my favorite fitness guy on YouTube, because you
    can tell he has studied this stuff as well as applied it to his own body.

  9. Marcos Mongi / June 13, 2016

    But how about triceps work? Looks like this burns it up, I want to focus on
    the chest

  10. €nglo / June 24, 2016

    Hi jeff.. can i do this inclined chest press with an EZ bar with a close
    grip? will i get same effects? help needed 🙂 thx.. great videoss seriously
    .. G
    od bless

    • Loyal Stormtrooper / July 14, 2016

      Is it better to use two dumbells or one?

    • Thane R (dakota0248) / July 15, 2016

      you can use one dumbbell or plate, however u want to use both hands.

    • €nglo / July 15, 2016

      +Thane R (dakota0248) thx mate.. I noticed if my back is not arched then
      there is no muscle worked so arching the back is the very first important
      thing to do I guess

    • Thane R (dakota0248) / July 15, 2016

      practice several bb poses the mirror, find what allows you to flex the part
      of chest you are targeting, try variations of side chest and most muscular,
      there is many versions of that pose.
      , then translate that feeling to the bench with the weight and follow jeffs
      rules. Posing is not just for looking good, mind muscle is key.

  11. SIR Gusto / June 25, 2016

    I find it amazing how people put thumbs down why I don’t know cos it does
    work

  12. el tapa / June 28, 2016

    talk about the bench press with inverse grip (like a pull up)

  13. Anuraag Nihar / July 13, 2016

    This was an awesome workout. I tried it today.

  14. xxxxxBJxxxxx / July 15, 2016

    Would using a double griped medicine ball have the same effect?

    • BloodDrunk / August 6, 2016

      Of course it would. It’s even easier to hold it, no?

  15. dirkdigler21 / July 17, 2016

    In a current video he say’s a 30 degree angle is best…..

  16. Brent Hill / July 27, 2016

    Excellent. I don’t have dumbells and barbells so I was doing this same
    exercise with an 80 to 100lb solid cement block on a bench. I had to use
    close grip and elbows in to hold the block so I was on the right track I
    guess. Just saw this video for the first time.

  17. TheHedge / July 28, 2016

    I tried this and I think I overworked my anterior deltoids. My form was
    off. My elbows should have been out more like how Jeff does it. If your
    elbows are in too tight, it becomes 80% deltoid workout.

  18. Northern Swole / August 2, 2016

    Where can i contact you, i have something i hope you could troubleshoot?

  19. ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA / August 7, 2016

    how much weight is he using?

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