Latissimus Dorsi

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Latissimus Dorsi

Latissimus Dorsi

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The latissimus dorsi is a large, flat muscle on the back that stretches to the sides, behind the arm, and is partly covered by the trapezius on the back near the midline.



Body Location

Mid to lower of the back.

Related Exercise

Pull Ups, Cable Rows.


  • Using a banister to help pull yourself upstairs
  • Opening heavy doors
  • Picking up bags from the floor

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