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The following two videos demonstrate an open chain and closed chain variation for strengthening the Serratus Anterior. Your Physiotherapist will prescribe which is appropriate.

Open Chain- Punch

  • Come into standing and elevate the target arm in front of you to 90 degrees
  • Maintaining a straight elbow move the arm forward by allowing the shoulder blade to move outwardly
  • Return to the start position by drawing the shoulder blades towards the spine
  • Repeat as per Physiotherapists guidelines

Closed Chain- Wall Push

  • Take the target limb to the wall at shoulder height
  • Press the hand into the wall whilst pressing the shoulder blade away from midline
  • Slowly then draw the shoulder blade towards the spine
  • Repeat as per Physiotherapists guidelines