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Serratus Anterior Activation: Reach, Round, and Rotate

Written on November 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm, by Eric Cressey

I'm a big fan of serratus anterior activation drills for upper extremity health and performance, but one only gets great benefits if exercise technique is on point. Check out these three key coaching cues you'll want to get serratus anterior engaged during your wall slides:

I should note that "exhale" would be a fourth cue, but it doesn't being with a "R" and therefore would've ruined the good blog title. That said, adding an exhale can help to establish better rib position and enable the individual to "feel" the serratus anterior working a bit more. 

If you're looking for more upper extremity assessment and training insights - particularly with respect to serratus anterior - be sure to check out Sturdy Shoulder Solutions.

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3 Responses to “Serratus Anterior Activation: Reach, Round, and Rotate”

  1. AC Says:

    I’m certainly no Eric, but you may be going too far. In Eric’s videos, including this one, he says/shows that you should not be going all the way to full flexion. Reducing the ROM a bit to what’s recommended in videos may be your solution here.

  2. Vanessa Macdonald Anderson Says:

    ‘respire’… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. geraltcloud9 Says:

    Just use “release” for exhale (release your breath). Solves your “R” cue dilemma ๐Ÿ˜‰

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