My pec minor is and always have been very tight. I recently suffered a shoulder injury (torn labrum) and their effect on my scapula positioning is much more noticeable now (impingment type pain).
I recently read that that the pec minor is heavily involved in all downward pushing movements; like hoisting yourself out of a pool. I never really got why my pec minor was so tight then upon reading this it clicked. My sport (mountain biking; jumping the bike specifically)) involves me pretty much always holding myself up in such a manner.
I have 2 questions:
How can i relax this muscle? I do some trigger point work that i learned at PT but alot of the stretches i did prior (up against the wall and pulling my scap back ala a Robertson article or the doorway pec stretch) seem to not be as effective after the torn labrum. It feels like they are just stretching out the shoulder capsule which cannot be good (especially now).
Secondly, if the pec minor is activated in downward pressing movements, will doing variations of vertical presses-something i have always neglected-(along with stretching of the PM)help out my situation?