When planning your workouts, have you ever thought about improving your scapula function? Odds are, probably not. That is a critical mistake, but it can be rectified by including Scapula Push-Ups in your routine.
Scapula Push-Ups, or Scap Push-Ups, strengthen the muscles around the scapula, the technical term for the shoulder blades. The specific muscle that you strengthen when you perform Scapula Push-Ups is the serratus anterior. It connects between the ribs, underneath the scapula itself, and its main function is to keep the shoulder blades pressed against the upper back. When you strengthen it, you promote normal scapula motion and improve shoulder mobility.
This might not sound all that important, but proper scapula function impacts almost every upper-body movement you perform, whether in the weight room or in your sport. When positioned properly, your scapulae have enough mobility to stabilize your shoulder joints, allowing you to safely move more weight and prevent overuse injuries during repetitive movements, such as throwing a ball.
Scap Push-Ups are a simple solution to the problem. Once you master the technique, they are easy to perform, and they confer excellent benefits. Add them to your dynamic warm-up, particularly before upper-body workouts.