You see what I did there? I lied to you, AGAIN. I promised you miracles right from the start. I know you all want to have square and sexy upper chests that make the crowd go: “WOW” and that’s why I chose this bait.
There are about 1, 788, 111 articles and videos on the Internet promising the same thing – the key to upper pectoral growth and aesthetic chest shape. Everybody falls for the traps and the result is a bunch of chest fly warriors fighting over the cable machine on Monday.
Sorry, but the articles illustrated with Photoshopped photos of professional bodybuilders pinning ’em glutes since 1981 have lied to you. You think they can give you the key to upper chest growth, but that never happens. The sites and magazines may look good, but in the end of the day it’s still a bunch of baloney.
The way I see it the upper chest is a very small portion of your chest and in order for it to increase in size, the whole thing has to grow. There is no such thing as the best upper chest exercise, and even if there was, it certainly isn’t any kind of a chest fly. The only thing you’re getting from chest flies is a shit chest. That’s why they call it a chest FLY. Because it’s an exercise that turns your chest into shit and attracts a lot of flies.
The exercises that will give you the best chest you can have are the ones you are able to do pain free, progress on and feel your chest working. For most people this would be dips, push-ups and some form of a bench press.
I would even go as far as saying that a true natty beginner will benefit a lot more from dips and push-ups than wasting time on some magical routines for the mysterious region of the upper chest. Get your dips to 3 x 20 and your push-ups to 3 x 30 all done in one workout, or at least the same day, and tell me your upper chest hasn’t grown. Better yet go and tell it to the chest fly addicts, who just can’t stop refreshing the page of T-Nation in the hope to find the coordinates of a treasure, somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, containing the code to full upper chest musculature.
Of course, let’s not forget that the upper chest is one of the regions that is highly affected when you take steroids. The other two are the deltoids and the traps. The females you see with nice and full upper chests don’t have any miraculous routines. They are all also a prime suspect in steroid usage. A good example would be Miranda Oldroyd.
The same is, of course, true for the male bodybuilders and athletes. Have you ever seen someone you suspected of steroid usage who has a weak upper chest? Yeah, I don’t think so either.