One of the best and most popular shoulder stabilization / pre-hab drills used among strength coaches these days is the Push Up Plus exercise. Why? – Because it’s a great exercise for activating and strengthening the all important Serratus Anterior muscles of the shoulder.

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Serratus Anterior

Serratus Anterior

A strong Serratus Anterior muscle is crucial for optimal shoulder health and functional movement. Put simply, the Serratus Anteriror keeps the Scapula (Shoulder Blade) pressed against the rib cage while your arm moves or deals with load.

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Many folks blame a weak Serratus Anterior muscle for causing a winged Scapula. Although this can be true. There are some cases in which Scapula winging is cause by a long Thoracic nerve problem. This an an issue that is way beyond the scope of most coaches and therefore beyond the scope of this Blog.

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Now, what IS within the scope of this Blog is to provide you with yet another  new, smarter and more effective way to use the Push Up Plus exercise for the purpose of shoulder strengthening and injury prevention.

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In the video below, I demonstrate  how to perform the Push Up Plus exercise to MAXIMALLY recruit and strengthen the Serratus Anterior muscles.

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These recommendations featured in the video below are based on the current Bio-mechanical research and teachings of world renowned Physical Therapists like Mark Comerford and Kevin Wilk.

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Check out this video and discover how to Perform the Push Up Plus a Better way!

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As always, I love to hear your thoughts and feedback. So, don’t forget to comment below…