Use this SMR exercise as an alternative to the Pecs Hand Press.
Use this SMR exercise to address the muscles in the front of your chest (primarily the pectoralis minor).
If you have trouble with rotator cuff issues, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, or just about any other discomfort in your shoulders or neck, then this exercise is for you!
The pectoralis minor muscle is involved in everything you do that involves the shoulder blade.
When it locks up, all shoulder movements (and even some neck movements) are compromised.
You should do this movement (or the Pecs Hand Press or the Pecs Floor Press) at least once every 2 weeks. (more often is better) One of the three versions of the Pecs Press will make more sense to you than the other two. The one you that you feel the best release with when practicing it is the technique you should utilize at least every other day. Practice all three pecs techniques in rotation over several days along with all of the shoulder techniques (Primary, Secondary, and Extended) when you are attempting to clear a shoulder issue that needs more attention.
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For video instructions (1:48), click here. (Updated video coming soon!)
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