Incline barbell shoulder protraction

The incline barbell shoulder protraction is an upper-body movement that targets strength and mobility in the scapula or shoulder blades. This can help increase pressing strength and prevent injury. It also helps develop the serratus anterior, an often-neglected muscle around the ribcage that can aid in shoulder health and upper-body muscle definition. Because it targets such small muscles, this exercise is usually performed with light weight for high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more.


  1. Teaches how to move the scapula for good form during upper-body exercises
  2. Builds the serratus anterior, the muscle responsible for stabilizing the scapula
  3. Great prehab for shoulders

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