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Serratus Anterior


when doing lateral shoulder raises, i don't feel it in my shoulder at all, and it's really starting to piss me off.

instead, i feel it in my Serratus Anterior, or in this general area:

i took that pic from exrx.net. disregard the grey-shaded area, the only spot i'm indicating is the one circled in red.

can anyone tell me if im doing something wrong?




Ummm yes, I think so. You must be waving your entire upper body around like a tree in the wind or something.

Lighten up on the weight for starters. Moving only at the shoulders, lift the weight. I really can't imagine how you could not feel it in your shoulders, unless of course you're using terrible technique with far too much weight.