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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* strengthen the extensor muscles of the upper extremities, the latissimus dorsi, teres major and the rhomboid muscles (the rowing muscles), and the extensor rotator cuff muscles (infraspinatus and teres minor) two to three times per week;
It's to engage your rhomboid muscles and continually pinch them until the shot breaks.
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. On follow-up correspondence two months after his initial presentation the patient reported that he was symptom free and was now running 30 minutes without discomfort.