Pectoralis Major

Pectoralis Major Muscle

Pectoralis major is the largest and most superficial of the two chest muscles. Pec major and the anterior fibres of Deltoid work closely together. Pec-fly and push-up exercises work the Pectoralis major.

Origin : Medial 1/2 of the clavicle.
Costal cartilages of the first 6 ribs.

Insertion : Intertubercular groove (between the greater and lesser tubercles) of the humerus.

Actions : Shoulder flexion.
Internal rotation.

Innervation : Lateral and medial pectoral nerves.

Daily uses : Using roll-on deodorant.

Example strengthening exercises : Pec fly using a resistance band.
Chest Press using a resistance band.

Example stretches : Chest stretch.
Chest stretch with a partner.

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