Pectoralis minor

Origin

Front of ribs 3–5

Insertion

Coracoid process of scapula

Joint crossed

Shoulder girdle (moves scapula relative to rib cage)

Joint actions

Protracts the scapula (origin fixed)

Downwardly rotates scapula (works as a synergist with rhomboids)

Elevates rib cage during breathing (insertion fixed)

Exercise example(s)

Dips