Latissimus dorsi yoga anatomy

Where Is the Latissimus dorsi?


The  Latissimus dorsi  spans the width of your back from the lower part all the way up to your shoulder blades going across and attaching to your arm bone.


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What are the Symptoms of tear Latissimus dorsi?

Latissimus dorsi  muscle and tendon tears are relatively rare injuries,.


What is the function of the Latissimus dorsi?

Adduction, extension and medial rotation of the arm.  Retraction and depression of shoulder.



Origin and Insertion of Latissimus dorsi


Spinous processes of T7-L5, the thoracolumbar fascia, the iliac crest, the most inferior 3 to 4 ribs, and the inferior angle of the scapula.


Inserts into the front of the arm at the anterior medial humerus  and medial part of the intertubercular groove.


Stretches for the Latissimus dorsi





Strengthen the Latissimus dorsi





Latissimus dorsi is the widest muscle in the human body.