Serratus Anterior

Serratus Anterior, which is also known as the โ€œBig Swing Muscleโ€ or โ€œBoxerโ€™s muscleโ€ due to itโ€™s effectiveness of protracting the scapula.ย Not only does this muscle have a cool name, it is needed for a plethora of arm movements; weather open chain (punching/grabbing something out of cabinet) or closed chain (pushups, planks, downward dogs, or handstands). Due to itโ€™s large role in stabilizing the scapula, ย inadequate strength here is often the culprit of Scapula Winging.ย This article will demonstrate a few exercises to improve activation and control of this Scapula Stabilizer in open kinetic chain. […]