pectoral muscle


Definition of pectoral muscle

: any of the muscles which connect the ventral walls of the chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder and of which there are two on each side of the human body

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This opens up your shoulders by stretching your pectoral muscles. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why This Holiday Break Is a Perfect Time to Start Foam-Rolling," 28 Dec. 2018 Despite the lack of a seed, Williams won her first three matches at the recent French Open but was forced to withdraw just hours before her four-round meeting with Maria Sharapova after injuring a pectoral muscle. Liz Clarke,, "Serena Williams is given the No. 25 seed for Wimbledon," 27 June 2018 Price underwent surgery after suffering a partially torn left pectoral muscle at the combine. Paul Domowitch,, "NFL draft: Ranking the top 50 players | Paul Domowitch," 24 Apr. 2018 Freeman suffered a torn pectoral muscle and a concussion in the season opener against the Falcons in 2017 and didn’t play in another game for the Bears. Colleen Kane,, "Former Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman announces retirement," 2 May 2018 In June, Williams withdrew from the French Open due to an injury in her pectoral muscle; for the U.S. Open, officials have given her a seeding boost. Vogue, "The 2018 U.S. Open Is Here: Who’s Playing When, and How to Watch," 27 Aug. 2018 Activate the pectoral muscles by using your arms to tightly squeeze the ball., "Build strength without moving a muscle with this isometric routine," 3 July 2018 Price suffered a partially torn left pectoral muscle while doing the bench press at the NFL combine on March 1 and had surgery on March 6. Doug Lesmerises,, "Doctor clears Billy Price to be ready for training camp after pectoral injury," 25 Apr. 2018 Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown was traded, two guards were lost to injury and the Texans right tackle never even got a chance to play after tearing two pectoral muscles in the offseason. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Just how good is the AFC South?," 11 Jan. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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