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De-Activation and Serious Stretching for the Pec Minor


#1

Hello all. As some of you know, if the pec-minor becomes overactive/tight, it can really screw over scapula stabilisation for pulling/pushing exercises. That’s what I basically have currently. I am currently strengthening the retractors/depressors/upward rotators/external rotators of the scapula/shoulder joint but at the same time, REALLY NEED TO DEACTIVATE THE PEC MINOR. The pec-minor is currently way too over-active (for some reason, it just happened out of no where) and too tight. Tradional independent stretching is not cutting it and I need some serious and a lot more effective ways to stretch and de-activate the pec-minor. The pec-minor was never tight for me and I’m not sedentary (always train) but it just happened while trying to fix my scapula within the last 1-2 months.

So basically, if anyone can help me with SERIOUSLY DEACTIVATING AND STRETCHING THE PEC-MINOR, that would be great. If the stretching/deactivation requires a partner, then that’s fine too - I just need some suggestions and help! Thanks.


#2

Check out the “Diesel Crew Feel Better Right Now Exercise Combo” video

Its 3 exercises to get your upper back moving and working, and your scaps where they are supposed to be. Each rep also stretches out your pecs. Then you finish up with a pec stretch.


#3

Thanks for the reply man! First person ever to reply to my post lol. Thing is, my scapula was always set in place and this just happened rather randomly. I know how to fix it with respect to the exercises I need to but I specifically need some method that SPECIFICALLY targets the pec-minor to deactivate and intensely stretch so that the nervous stops activating/tightening it so much. I’ll surely check out what you have suggested as well but I need something specifically for just that. But thanks for the suggestion and I will look in to it.


#4

So guys, any of you guys got any ideas or knowledge of how to seriously stretch out the pec-minor?