SERRATUS ANTERIOR: THE FORGOTTEN SHOULDER MUSCLE
The serratus anterior (SA) is like that kid in high school no one really knew: a bit mysterious and misunderstood, who was not necessarily in trouble, but was always around trouble when it happened. Unlike your biceps and pecs, it's not a muscle you can see in the mirror as much, therefore it is often neglected, weak and undertrained. However, it's a VITAL muscle for optimal shoulder function and performance.
Your SA originates on the upper ribs and attaches on the shoulder blade. It is responsible for holding your scapula in place, almost like an anchor for the rest of the musculature like the rotator cuff, middle/ lower traps and rhomboids to do their job, as well as for upwardly rotating the shoulder blade. Weakness of this muscle can result in scapular winging, instability/loss of motion with overhead movements, and shoulder pain due to over-reliance on other muscles for stability.
Swipe to see my three favorite exercises to strengthen the serratus. Add these in to keep your shouldies healthy and strong. You can use them as warm ups before upper body days or as finishers with a little more resistance! @hybridperformancemethod
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