Scapula protraction

Scapula protraction is also known as abduction of the scapula and involves the shoulder blade moving away from the spine.

  • Pectoralis Minor

    Pectoralis Minor Muscle

    The Pectoralis Minor muscle is the smallest of the two pectoral (chest) muscles. It works together with Serratus anterior which protracts and rotates the scapula upwards. When the two work together, pure protraction (without rotation) is produced.

  • Serratus Anterior

    Serratus Anterior muscle

    The Serratus Anterior muscle is used in activities which draw the scapula forwards. It is used strongly in push-ups and bench presses. Winged scapula are an indicator of having a weak Serratus Anterior muscle.