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Personal Exercise Program
Introduction to Strength Training

The Major Body Parts: The Chest
Abdominals
Arms
Back
Chest
Legs
The primary muscle of the chest is the pectoralis major (or pecs). The movements performed by the pectoralis major include pushing with the arms as in bench press and pushups, and bringing the arms together as in a dumbbell flye. The pecs can be further divided into upper, middle and lower pecs. More emphasis is placed on the upper pecs by performing movements on an incline such as dumbbell incline press or incline flyes. The middle pec is emphasized with movements performed on a flat bench while the lower pec is worked using a decline bench.

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Not all exercises or diets are suitable for everyone. Before you begin this program, you should have permission from your doctor to participate in vigorous exercise and change of diet. If you feel discomfort or pain when you exercise, do not continue. The instructions and advice presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. The creators, producers, participants and distributors of this site disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the exercise and advice provided here.

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