Pec Minor: How to keep this important muscle healthy

August 27, 2019 | Blog

pec minor chest stretch

When it comes to building a strong and healthy body, the quality of your tissues is paramount. You have to assure that your muscles are loose and healthy. When your pec minor is tight, you cannot perform most exercises in a healthy way. This causes issues in maintaining the right posture, and it might lead to many health problems in the future.

Disadvantages of tight pec minor

The human body wants structural balance, and the quicker you adjust your posture when working out, the healthier you’ll be in the long run. It means that you have to make time for stretching exercises that will help you maintain a healthy pec minor.

Most of the time we do not recognize the fact that our muscles are tight. Apart from working on them and relaxing, we continue to perform the tasks of our daily routine. It leads to an unnatural posture, and our muscles start to flare up, and become weak due to over-use.

It is important that we understand the relation between the gain in muscle size, and the muscle quality. Instead of focusing strictly on gaining size in the pec, we have to assure that our pec minor is loose and healthy for better performance.

Here are some of the amazing benefits you will get by stretching:

No upper back pain

One of the biggest reasons that most of us are suffering from upper back pain is the tight pec minor. If we don’t loosen the muscle, it will lead to chronic upper back pain. This is because when the pec-minor becomes tight, it pulls your shoulders forward, creating an anterior tilted scapula. This leads to more pain in the upper traps, as your body compensates for the change in your posture.

Open your chest and ribs

When you have the loose pec minor, you can breathe properly.

  • They allow your chest and ribs to open properly and you can easily take a deep breath.
  • You will be able to take in more fresh air, and breathe out more carbon dioxide from the body.
  • Your body will be able to receive more oxygen.
  • It means that your blood will be oxygen-rich. This will enhance the healing power of your body.

Effect on fight and flight mechanism

The more air you take in, the more your fight and flight mechanism will shrink. The level of hormones that cause this mechanism will naturally drop. Your focus on the instincts will decrease, and that will make your body recover quickly from any type of trauma or injury.


The biggest benefit of a relaxed pec minor is that it will make you more confident. Your body will do remarkable things to your mindset when you are completely open. You will be ready to achieve more. With a tight pec minor, you will have a depressed posture, it will make you curl in, and you will start to lose your confidence. The similar things that happen when you are ill.
With the proper posture, you’ll feel safe and healthy. It will enhance your spirits, and you’ll be ready to attack the world with your confidence, and homeostasis in check.

Watch this video for a guided stretch. Learn more about how BladeFlex can help.