rhomboid muscle


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rhomboid muscle

The major or the minor rhomboid muscle -- shoulder muscles. Origins: nuchal ligament, spinous processes of vertebrae C7-T5. Insertion: vertebral edge of scapula. Nerve: dorsal scapular (C4-C5). Action: pulls scapulae toward each other.
See: illus. (Muscles of the Trunk)
See also: muscle
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To improve your posture, squeeze your shoulder blades together and then release them; repeating this action 10 times, three or four times a day, will help open up the pectoral muscles in your chest and strengthen the rhomboid muscles in your upper back.
Between the shoulder blades and the spine are the rhomboid muscles (Figure 8).
As he was returning to live in his native country, he was given a home rehabilitation program involving stretching of his pectoralis minor and upper trapezius muscles and a progressive strengthening program for his serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and rhomboid muscles.
Back tension is the contraction of several muscles in the back, the most important of which are the rhomboid muscles between the scapulas (shoulder blades).
Breasts are mainly fatty tissue with no muscle, so the key to lifting them is to strengthen the pectoral muscles along the chest, the latissimus dorsi, teras major and rhomboid muscles in the back, and the anterior and posterior deltoids around the shoulders.