Want to develop your serrati? Try decline pushups
Only the best bodybuilders have well-developed serrati. Having visible serrati asks good definition, but the muscle group itself must of course be well developed. In the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Korean researchers reveal how you can accomplish the latter with pushups. With decline pushups, to put it more precisely.
The Koreans had 15 male students perform decline pushups. This meant that the students had to put their feet on a height-adjustable plate, so that the researchers could change the leg angle.
The researchers had attached electrodes to the subjects' upper body so that they were able to measure how hard the muscles under the men's skin had to work. The researchers looked at the pectoralis major, the upper part of the trapezius and - last but not least - the serrati anterior.
At a leg angle of 110 degrees the activity in the serrati was optimal.
"A higher leg angle during push-up plus exercise is a more effective intervention for the serratus anterior muscle activity", the researchers summarize.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2019 Jan;31(1):33-5.
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