Is there a muscle in the middle of your chest?

You do in fact have muscles in the middle of your chest. The pectoral muscles help form some of the structure of the upper chest; the intercostal muscles run in between the ribs; and some of the abdominal muscles also have attachment points near the ribcage.

What muscle can pull the head toward the chest? When one SCM muscle contracts, it pulls the mastoid process towards its origins, pivoting of the head and turning the face toward the opposite side of the body. Both SCM muscles working together draw both mastoid processes towards the origins, resulting in flexion of the head toward the chest.

How do you pull muscle in your chest? For example, simply lift your arms over your head and you will feel the chest muscles working. Pulled chest muscles are a result of muscle overload in the chest area. To be pointblank, pulled chest muscles implies stretching the chest muscles beyond its capacity. This excessive pull leads to tear in the muscle fibers.

How do you treat a torn muscle in your chest? A torn or strained pectoral muscle can be recognized by chest pain, swelling, the inability to lift objects, and limited mobility of the upper body. A torn muscle occurs when the fibers that make up the muscle rupture. Depending on the severity, to treat a torn pec, most doctors recommend the R.I.C.E treatment — rest, ice, compress, and elevate.

What is the main function of chest muscles? Nine muscles of the chest and upper back are used to move the humerus (upper arm bone). The coracobrachialis and pectoralis major muscles connect the humerus anteriorly to the scapula and ribs, flexing and adducting the arm toward the front of the body when you reach forward to grab an object.