The pectoral muscles or “pecs” are often tight from movements such as push ups, planks, and presses, causing rotation of the shoulders forward (AKA: rounded shoulders). After releasing the adhesions and trigger points in the pectorals, the shoulders rotate back naturally, allowing the arms to swing freely and allowing more efficient breathing.
You’re going to need the ball again to get this targeted area.
Grab your lacrosse ball or Trigger Point Therapy ball and follow along:
- Position the ball on the chest next to the armpit and below the collarbone.
- Apply pressure to the pectoral region. Take slow, deep breaths to allow the ball to penetrate.
- Roll the ball in slow circles over the pectorals
- After 30-60 seconds, repeat on other side.
posted by aki for friday, july 6th, 2012