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What is the definition or description of: pectoralis major?

What is the definition or description of: pectoralis major?

Its a muscle: The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, a thin, triangular muscle. ...Read more

Pectoralis Major (Definition)

The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, ...Read more


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What are the best home exercises to build up my pectoralis major muscles?

What are the best home exercises to build up my pectoralis major muscles?

Push ups: There's a reason push ups have been used by pretty much every exercise guru and the military for eons. They work when done correctly. You can vary what part of the muscle is used more intensely by shifting your arm/hand position. Try men's health website or shape magazine's for more. ...Read more

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Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain ?

Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon
without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff  dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain 
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Sometimes: Sounds like a partial year of the supraspinatius which is actually a very common MRI finding. Most patients describe pain over the deltoid but have seen some describe pectoral pain. You should be examined to confirm it is your shoulder and treatment should be effective with pt and possibly an injection. ...Read more

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Pectoralis major muscle for last one year pain whose in ER doctor told me it can be pectoralis musel but i don't recall strching it or any thing like?

Pectoralis major muscle
for last one year pain whose in ER doctor told me it can be pectoralis musel but i don't  recall strching it or any thing like?

May need more eval: Pec maj strain is common cause of chest pain. One year is a long time to have it though. Eval your daily activities: do you carry a heavy purse, on the effected side? Pain change as you move your arms? There are also ribcage, esophageal, shoulder and neck problems that can "radiate" pain to your chest. It can even be your gallbladder, if on the right side. I assume heart has already been eval'd. ...Read more

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How can I build up my pectoralis majors with only dumb bells?

How can I build up my pectoralis majors with only dumb bells?

Dumbbell press works: You can definitely use dumbbells to build up your chest (pectoralis muscles). Here is a short list: 1. Bench press (see image) 2. Incline bench press 3. Decline bench press 4. Lying fly 5. Incline fly try dumbbell-exercises.Com for more details. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal to have no pectoralis on the left side of the chest? What can be done?

Sounds like: Poland's syndrome, congenital absence of pectoralis major muscle. It is generally a cosmetic problem more than a functional one. Plastic surgeon can fix it for you. ...Read more

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Are there just some body types on men that just cannot get nicely shaped pectoralis muscles?

Are there just some body types on men that just cannot get nicely shaped pectoralis muscles?

Ectomorph: People with a body type called, "ectomorphic" are skinny and cannot develop a muscular physique. Other body types are mesomorph and endomorph. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been having this aching knife like chest pain (but not too severe) which is located in the middle of my chest between the pectoralis?

My boyfriend has been having this aching knife like chest pain (but not too severe) which is located in the middle of my chest between the pectoralis?

See your physician.: Unfortunately chest pain symptoms cannot be explained without an in-person evaluation by a physician. If it is worrisome enough, either go to your primary care physician or the er. ...Read more