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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Corrective exercise strategies

Pectoralis minor stretch

Stretching alone

Position the muscle group and joint

  • To isolate the pectoralis minor, have the player standing upright. Ask the player to place their hands behind the back. Standing at attention, ask them to try and pull their shoulder blades down the back. This position puts a stretch on the pectoralis minor.

Find zero tension

  • Have the player position himself in a zero tension position.

Figure 15. The pectoralis minor stretch.

Find the first awareness

  • Find the first stretch in the pectoralis minor stretch.

Allow the loss of tension

  • Hold the position until the first awareness can no longer be felt.
  • Repeat the stretch a second time by deepening the downward pull by the arms.