muscles of back

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mus·cles of back

the muscles of the back in general, including the thoracoappendicular muscles attaching the shoulder girdle to the trunk posteriorly, the posterior serratus muscles, and the erector spinae and transversospinalis muscles.
Synonym(s): musculi dorsi [TA], dorsal muscles
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Each session was done in pairs with the objective to stretch the dorsal muscles, shoulders, arms, and hands.
The most frequent cause of injuries, in our opinion, is the bad connections which often are created between muscles that work in a competitive way, more specifically the abdominal and dorsal muscles and possible muscular imbalances with are created, as suggested by the word itself, by alterations of the musculature.
Earlier studies conducted in healthy people showed higher %MVIC values in the dorsal muscles, such as the ES and hamstring, during the supine bridging exercise and lower %MVIC values in the ventral muscles, such as the RA and the ES.
Thoracic zygapophysial joints lie on the floor of the thoracic paravertebral gutter, overlaid by a series of dorsal muscles.

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