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Pectoralis Minor SA Static Release

Pectoralis Minor SA Static Release is a comprehensive stretching program designed to help improve flexibility, posture, and mobility in the chest and upper back muscles. Using a series of static stretches and movements, the program is designed to help maintain the flexibility of the chest and upper back muscles. Through a progressive program of static stretching and exercises, it can help reduce muscle tightness and discomfort in the chest and upper back and improve range of motion. It also helps relieve tension, as well as post

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This is Brent, President of B2C Fitness, and we're going to talk about
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self-administered static release of the pec minor.
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We already have Mike in position here, he's doing his right pec minor, but I'm
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going to have him go ahead and kneel up, and we're going to show you how we got in this
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position. Now, just a little background, Mike has a
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little bit of upper-body dysfunction, protracted shoulder girdle.
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Our pec minor is a protractor of the shoulder girdle, and a downward
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rotator. Downward rotation is also part of that dysfunction. It gets very short, very
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tight, very overactive, so we want to use a release technique to get it to relax.
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This muscle runs from coracoid process to ribs three, four, and five. Now, although
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most people use foam rolls to get at their trigger points, we're going
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to go ahead and use a soft ball because a foam roll is just a little too broad for
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this area. It doesn't fit in this cavity just underneath your clavicle, and just
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medial to your anterior delt. So a soft ball, placed here, we're going to have
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him roll around and find the most tender spot in that small area, I'll have him
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put his arm on stretch, and then just for comfort, use his opposite hand as a pillow.
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Let's go ahead have you demonstrate on your other side.
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Now, once Mike finds the spot, we're going to make sure he doesn't fidget or roll
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around. We want to make sure we hold on that point until we get a release. That's
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going to be 20 to 30 seconds, or possibly up to 2 minutes. How does that feel Mike? -I can definitely feel that.