How to Fix Scapular Winging (Advanced Exercises)

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To fix scapular winging, the first thing you need to understand is the anatomy that attaches to the scapula.

The most common injury with a winged scapula happens to the Serratus Anterior muscle and in this video I show you 2 advanced winged scapula exercises that focus on the function of that muscle.

The serratus anterior is responsible for protraction of the shoulder blades as well as upward rotation. The two exercises are done unilaterally (as opposed to using both arms to lessen the load) with your own body weight so that there is more resistance applied to the injured serratus anterior.

The scapulae (or shoulder blades) are part of the ball and socket joint of the shoulder and are held in correct anatomical position by important muscles called the Serratus Anterior muscles.

The Serratus Anterior muscles also help to keep the shoulder blades against the rib cage and in the case of a winged scapula, when these muscles are weak the shoulder “wings” or protrudes like an angel’s wings.

For a complete Winged Scapula program that teaches you the correct way to stretch and strengthen the muscles that attach to the scapula, head over to and treat your scapula from the convenience of your home.