The common thought with winged shoulder blades is that the shoulder blade has moved away from the rib cage.
I’m here to shed light on what is really going on.
YOU’RE RIB CAGE HAS ACTUALLY MOVED AWAY FROM YOUR SHOULDER BLADE!!!
There are a lot of things at work here but basically you have a system that only accepts air in the front of your body.
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET 360 DEGREE EXPANSION OF YOUR RIB CAGE WHEN YOU INHALE!!!
To work on this try this simple exercise.
The Serratus Anterior is a muscle that I like to call “Scap Paste.” Because it glues your shoulder blade, AKA your scap, to your rib cage.
Cementing the scap down on the ribs provides for a highly functional shoulder and allows for optimal breathing mechanics.
To do this exercise, follow these steps…..
1️⃣ On all fours, lightly push your hands into the ground. This should round your back out slightly.
2️⃣ Inhale through your nose while still lightly pushing into the ground and feel the space in between your shoulder blades expand.
3️⃣ Repeat for 5-10 breaths
This should make those winged scaps disappear. It won’t likely stay this way, so you’ll have to practice it to make it a permanent fix.
THIS IS THE #1 THING THAT PEOPLE WITH SHOULDER PROBLEMS SHOULD DO!!!