While this article was not originally written specifically for aerialists, I find it is a helpful lesson on a major muscle involved in aerial work. This highlights the function of the serratus anterior which plays a vital role in stabilizing the shoulder blade. Enjoy!
The serratus anterior muscles are what I refer to as our “wings.” They help us move our arms multi-dimensionally and with great speed. We may not necessarily rely on them for quadrupedal locomotion, but if we are ever going to get up off the ground, we need to recruit these muscles.