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What is the main function of the latissimus dorsi muscle?

What is the main function of the latissimus dorsi muscle?

Latissimus dorsi works collaboratively with the teres major and pectoralis major to perform actions of the upper extremity. Together, these muscles will work to adduct, medially rotate and extend the arm at the glenohumeral joint.

Where is the lat muscle?

The latissimus dorsi is one of the largest muscles in your back. It’s sometimes referred to as your lats and is known for its large, flat “V” shape. It spans the width of your back and helps control the movement of your shoulders.

What does a torn latissimus dorsi feel like?

When your latissimus dorsi is injured, you might feel pain in your low back, mid-to-upper back, along the base of your scapula, or in the back of the shoulder. You may even feel pain along the inside of the arm, all the way down to your fingers.

Is a latissimus dorsi a bone or muscle?

Latissimus dorsi, widest and most powerful muscle of the back. It is a large, flat, triangular muscle covering the lower back.

What can you do for latissimus dorsi pain?

Treatment of Latissimus Dorsi Pain

  1. Rest by avoiding activities like exercising, which may cause more discomfort, pain, and swelling.
  2. Ice the injured area by using an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days after the injury.

How do you stretch your latissimus dorsi?

Latissimus Dorsi Stretches Begin this latissimus dorsi stretch standing tall with your back straight and hands above your head. Gently lean to one side until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in the side of your upper back and shoulder (figure 2). Hold for 5 seconds and then return to the starting position.

How do you treat a sore latissimus dorsi?

How do you get rid of latissimus dorsi pain?

How do you target the latissimus dorsi?

Use enough weight or resistance that you can complete the desired number of reps.

  1. One Arm Row on One Leg. Caiaimage/Trevor Adeline / Getty Images.
  2. Lat Pulls With Bands. Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Getty Images.
  3. Barbell Rows. Bojan656 / Getty Images.
  4. Dumbbell Pullovers.
  5. Renegade Row.
  6. Pull Ups.
  7. Dumbbell Rows.
  8. One Arm Row.

What causes tight latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi, or the lats for short, play a huge role in shoulder function and health. Often times, these muscles become tight and stiff after injury, surgery, immobilization, a lack of stretching, or repetitive lat overuse/overdevelopment!