Foam Roll Serratus Anterior

Equipment Needed: 

  • Open floor, or yoga mat
  • Foam Roller



  1. Lie down with your armpit/ribs on top of a foam roller
  2. Elevate your arm overhead as far as is comfortable
  3. Rock forward and back and roll up and down along your ribs looking for tender spots
  4. Focus on any particularly tender areas
  5. Roll for the prescribed amount of time then switch sides


Common Errors:  

  • Make sure to elevate you arm overhead as much as is comfortable
  • Make sure to relax the muscle being massaged


Progressions / Regressions:

If this is too challenging:

  • Use the opposite hand to support some of your body weight

If you want more of a challenge:

  • Once you find a tender area try moving your arm up and down along the floor