What does a pectoral do?
The pectoralis major extends across the upper part of the chest and is attached to a ridge at the rear of the humerus (the bone of the upper arm). Its major actions are adduction, or depression, of the arm (in opposition to the action of the deltoideus muscle) and rotation of the arm forward about the axis of the body.
What is a pectoral muscle workout?
To make sure you work all the chest muscles, include a mix of motions in your chest workout routine:
- Press using the flat or incline bench, dumbbells, or bar, or seated machine chest press.
- Lift using the parallel bars, floor, or bench.
- Pull using the cable fly bench, dumbbells, or cable crossovers.
What does pectoral strain feel like?
Classic symptoms of strain in the chest muscle include: pain, which may be sharp (an acute pull) or dull (a chronic strain) swelling. muscle spasms.
Where is a woman’s pectoral muscle?
The major muscle in the chest is the pectoralis major. This large fan-shaped muscle stretches from the armpit up to the collarbone and down across the lower chest region on both sides of the chest. The two sides connect at the sternum, or breastbone.
What exercise works pectoralis major?
Pushups are the most obvious choice because they require no special equipment and can be done anywhere. In addition to your pectoral muscles, pushups work your upper body so they are worth adding to your routine, especially if your exercise is primarily lower body (think treadmill).