This is why for most athletes I coach retraction AND elevation during upper body movements! Most shoulders are set too low putting your chest at a compromising position for pec tears along with a turned off pec minor... no upper chest development! Along with over developed lower traps, rhomboids, and scapula retractors.
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Because the pec minor is such a powerful protractor of the scapula (the serratus anterior not nearly as much), it has a powerful effect on the state of the scapular retractors, the rhomboids, and mid and lower traps. This can cause not only poor posture, but decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint. Round your shoulder forward and try to flex or abduct your humerus. It's pretty tough. In NKT we often find the pec minor neurologically over active in relationship to the scapular retractors. This can leave the rhomboids "weak and tight", leaving that area very uncomfortable. Don't stretch the rhomboids! Release the pec minor then activate the rhomboid. Resetting proper motor control will produce much better outcomes. #nkt #neurokinetictherapy #shoulderpain