Serratus Anterior Stretch

Serratus Anterior Stretch

Serratus Anterior

The Serratus Anterior is responsible for stabilizing the scapula against the posterior chest wall. It is also the muscle that is known as the ‘Superhero Muscle’ because it is always drawn highly defined (below the pecs and in front of the armpit) on superhero’s such as Superman and Wolverine.

Serratus Anterior StretchStretching

Place your hands downward on your posterior hips and retract (adduct) your scapulas by bending your elbows towards each other behind your body. To increase the stretch, push out your chest or have another person push your elbows towards each other behind you.

Anatomy

Origin ~

  • Lateral surface of ribs 1 – 9.

Insertion ~

  • Costal surface of the medial border of the scapula.

Actions ~

  • Protraction (abduction) and upward rotation of the scapula as well as stabilization of the scapula.