Saturday, November 21, 2009

Traditional Pec Minor Stretch

A hypertonic pec minor muscle was identified as a big trouble maker at this years Scapular Summit in Kentucky. This is the recommended stretch for the muscle, the "doorway" method.

Here's the problem the way I see it. We're assuming the scap is staying put while the ribcage rotates away. We're also assuming we're stretching the pec minor & not the major. We're assuming the athlete has no anterior GH laxity. My thought is if the pec minor is tight, what's to stop it from dragging the scap with it? In this scenario all you would be stretching are the muscles that insert on the proximal humerus (pec major, ant. deltoid, biceps etc), no?

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