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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That could mean reinforcements are on the way in the wake of reliever Brandon Kintzler feeling discomfort in his right pectoral muscle after finishing the eighth inning of the Cubs’ 6-5 win over the Athletics on Monday night. Mark Gonzales,, "If Brandon Kintzler goes on the injured list, what are the Cubs’ next bullpen options?," 5 Aug. 2019 With Micah Kiser sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery Tuesday for an injured left pectoral muscle, Hager is on track to start alongside Cory Littleton at inside linebacker in the Sept. 8 season opener at the Carolina Panthers. Los Angeles Times, "Rams’ Bryce Hager has inside track to start in place of injured linebacker Micah Kiser," 20 Aug. 2019 Right-hander Marcus Stroman, who left Saturday's against Kansas City after four innings because of a strained left pectoral muscle, was scratched Thursday. Ian Harrison,, "In a pinch, Marco Hernandez delivers win for Red Sox," 5 July 2019 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 But Williams has been clear that her exit was due to a painful injury in her pectoral muscle that was aggravated during a match yesterday., "No, Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Aren't Feuding," 4 June 2018 And the Lions worked out three Wisconsin linebackers, including Jack Cichy, who was a promising prospect before tearing his pectoral muscle and ACL in consecutive seasons. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "NFL draft preview: Will Detroit Lions love of LBs spill into draft?," 23 Apr. 2018 First came the report that Jeff Samardzija would be out up to five weeks because of a strained right pectoral muscle. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Here is Royals' Whit Merrifield's line drive that broke Madison Bumgarner's finger | The Kansas City Star," 24 Mar. 2018 That being said, strengthening the pectoral muscles—along with muscles of the back, shoulders, and core—may help reduce the appearance of sag by improving overall tone and posture. Amanda Macmillan,, "7 Things You Can and Can’t Do About Saggy Breasts," 20 Mar. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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