The chest is one of those show muscles that everyone wants to get. The bigger, wider and more defined the chest the better. It is the main front muscle that everyone will see, no matter if you’re wearing a shirt. The upper chest line will even be visible from the top opening of your shirt, revealing a big defined chest below. But how do you go about getting that upper chest line, it is one of the hardest parts to hit on your chest, this article will show you how.
Build the chest as a whole
The reason people get that great looking line that splits between the pectoral muscle is because they have a well-built chest overall. They have built it up in muscle mass so much that they naturally get that line.
This means training your chest with the correct exercises and bulking it up with proper nutrition. Once you have gained significant amounts of muscle mass you will naturally get that upper pec line you are looking for.
Perform exercises that work
There are many exercises for the chest, the bench press being the most common only for the chest, but as a bodybuilding exercise in general. The only problem is that it is not the best exercise for the chest. The bench press actually activated the triceps and front shoulders a lot more, taking away from the stimulation of the chest.
Then there are isolation exercises like dumbbell chest flyes. These are great for directly hitting the chest muscles, but don’t allow for much weight to be used which won’t create a very big anabolic response from your body.
The best exercise for your chest is a hard body weight exercise. The dips are the best exercise for overall chest development and surprisingly will hit the upper middle of your pecs extremely well. The key is to perform them correctly.
Many people perform dips with a way to close grip and close together elbows, this will mainly hit the triceps. To really hit the pecs you must widen the grip to above 30 inches, once you do this you will really feel it in your chest. Then you must make sure your keep your elbows out as far as possible. Lower down and get a good stretch in your chest, then squeeze the pecs together on the way up. This will totally obliterate your chest muscles.
Perform the dips with every chest workout, focus on them only. Aim to increase the reps each week, you may only be able to get 1 more rep each week, as they are a hard exercise. Stay consistent for a few weeks and you will be amazed at the development of that inner pec line.
How Do I Get the Upper Chest Line? For Big Defined Pecs by Ben Pickering-Watson