Pectoralis Stretch – Reduce Poor Posture

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Pectoralis Stretch – Reduce Poor Posture

The pectoralis major muscle  is a thick, fan-shaped, situated at the chest of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast tissue in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor muscle.

Both these muscle will attribute to upper cross-syndrome, leading to a rounding of the upper back. Over time this poor posture will upper back pain, poor scapula (shoulder blade) control, and even nerve compression in the anterior portion of the shoulder.

Watch the video below to see Dr. Shepard perform a pecotralis major and pectoralis minor stretch exercise.

Another key factor to overly tight chest muscles is having weak upper back muscles or upper back muscles that will not activate correctly.  Learn how to correctly activate your Serratus Anterior muscle to further reduce upper-cross syndrome.  You will find the video on how to perform that exercise here ->

 In order to furter understand the condition discussed above feel free to read or proceed to any of the additional exercise videos by hovering your mouse over over the next exercise area or region and then selecting the next exercise you would like to read and learn about. All of the exercises will come with a description and either directions or a video to explain how to perform the exercise.

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Shepard Pain and Performance Care

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