Hey guys, I've heard that overhead press/military press works the rib cage muscles a bit but thats it. What is the best exercise for developing them???
03-31-2006, 12:22 PM #1
What exercises work the rib cage muscles the best???________________
As of 3/21
Flat Bench: 270
DB Press: 85x6
Preacher Curls: 85x10
DB Shrugs: 90x15
03-31-2006, 12:23 PM #2
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03-31-2006, 12:25 PM #5
Serratus anterior and pec minor development will give the impression of a larger rib cage. Pullovers are the best for this IMO."Swim 2.4 miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2 miles. BRAG for the rest of your life." IRONMAN TRIATHLON
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03-31-2006, 12:27 PM #6
Technically, DB presses on a high incline would work best, @80 degrees. That allows the scapula to protract as well as rotate outwards, both of which are functions of the serratus.
Edit: Also, the serratus are involved with elevation of the shoulderblades as well.
Last edited by W8isGR8; 03-31-2006 at 12:29 PM.I don't know either lol
03-31-2006, 12:37 PM #7Originally Posted by W8isGR8
So if you're locking out your overhead presses and then "pushing" the shoulders up as far as possible (as if you're trying to reach something higher like touching a ceiling), you'll be targeting it.
03-31-2006, 12:51 PM #8