🚨 WHY YOUR PECS AREN’T GROWING
✅ Do you feel like you’re doing everything to train chest and its just not working like it should be? Well the problem might be coming from your back. Because of that you might be just doing a lot of shoulder work instead of training your pecs. Your back muscles, specifically the scapular stabilizers work as antagonists to your bench press flys and any form of pec training. These muscles provide a stable base of support for your humerus to move about as the pecs generate a force. If the shoulder blades aren’t stable the pec muscles will be pulling them forward instead of the arm. This allows your deltoid which is attached to the shoulder blade to compensate.
✅ The second reason is your arm is not in the right place, this isn’t the end of the world but changes the tension and length of the pec fibers which doesn’t allow them to function to their best. If this is something you have you may notice the shape of the pecs may be a little different because some fiber will shorten more than others leaving a small undertrained lower pec area.
✅ The best way to fix these is to start over with your pec training routine, you’ll need to add a lot of eccentric training to develop a better length of the fibers and allow the arm to return to its natural position. Focus on stretching the pecs to open them up this will also allow your back muscles to work more efficiently in improving scapular stability. This comes to the next point, you’ll need to add a lot of scapular stability training working the lower trap, mid trap and serratus. Find out how to build a strong scapula in the next post.
Do you struggle with growing your pec muscles? 👇