The serratus anterior is often called the “boxer’s muscle” because it is highly developed in professional boxers due to the scapular protraction that occurs during a punching motion.
- Udspring: Et hoved fra hver side af nederste bageste del af lårbenet.
- Hæfte: i akillessenen og fæster på hælbenet.
- Protracts the scapula..
This means that the serratus anterior muscle pulls the scapula, or shoulder blade, forward and around the ribcage.
- Rotates the scapula upward..
This means that the serratus anterior muscle turns the scapula, or shoulder blade, such that the bottom of the scapula moves upward and laterally (i.e. outward).