🔥 SET YOUR SHOULDER
📍Setting your shoulders is super important! In this case I am talking about setting your shoulder when doing pec stretches. This is a common mistake many people make.
✅ The pectorals major originates at the anterior surface of the medial half of the clavicle, anterior surface of the sternum, and the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle. It then inserts onto the lateral lip of the inter tubercular groove of the humerus.
- People think about getting the arm back as far as possible thinking that will stretch their chest. To gain more range, they internally rotate their arm to “by pass” the chest and end up with their shoulder protruding forward.
- Not only is this ineffective, it defeats the purpose of trying to stretch out your chest.
- This could potentially lead to a shoulder pain if done for long periods of time.
- To fix this, you need to think about putting depressing (opposite of shrugging) your shoulder(scapula) and against keeping the scapula up against your ribcage. Also, externally rotating the arm and thinking about the origin and insertion of the chest helps as well. ⠀
- Think about make the origin and insertion move as far away as possible.
✅ Remember that you might not go very far back with the arm. That’s not the point. As long as you feel stretch in your chest, you don’t need to worry about how far you were able to rotate.
🚨 Hope this helped out! Comment below and share with a friend!