I have been researching the best push up position to hit the upper chest. It is true that varying the position will vary the impact on other muscles such as the deltoids (shoulders) and the triceps, but I am focusing only on the effect on the chest here.
To summarize my research:
Arms far apart --> external chest
Arms close together --> internal (sternal crevice) chest
Inclined (feet higher than hands) --> upper chest
Declined (feet lower than hands) --> lower chest
My question to you guys is: does the longitudinal position of the hands (up, above head versus low, right below the chest) also have an effect on which part of the chest will be targeted?
I am asking this because I am getting the impression that having my arms far forward, even above my head, helps target the upper chest.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this?
Thanks in advance for comments you'd like to make.