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Boxing: Shoulder Rehabilitation (Serratus Anterior & Posterior)

picture of a boxer doing shoulder rehab

The serratus anterior muscle is often called the "big swing" or "boxer's muscle" because it is largely responsible for the protraction of the scapula i.e. the pulling of the scapula forward and around the rib cage that occurs when someone throws a punch. The serratus anterior is innervated by the long thoracic nerve (Nerve of