The Serratus Shrug

The Serratus Shrug

The serratus shrug is being pegged by Men’s Health as one of the best new exercises that you can do at your desk.

The serratus shrug targets your hunched back by working you serratus anterior muscle. It is the muscle that runs the length of your rib cage and under your arm pit. If your serratus anterior muscle is weak – and it is in most guys – it causes your shoulder blades to tilt forward and down, resulting in rounded shoulders and a permanent slump.

So grab a chair and perform the serratus shrug. Here’s how to do it:

  • Sit upright on a chair and place your hands flat on the surface next to your hips.
  • Straighten your arms completely until your elbows are locked.
  • Relax your back muscles and let your torso go down between your shoulders.
  • As you lift your body, press your shoulders down as though you are doing are reverse shrug. Hold for 5 seconds, and then lower down to starting position. That is one rep.

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