Where exactly is the Latissimus Dorsi location in the body?
The Latissimus Dorsi is the largest flat dorsal muscle in the back. It runs across the entire back and is partially covered by the Trapezius.
In layman’s terms they are called the lats. Latissimus Dorsi actually means “Broadest of the back”.
It is a very wide but thin triangular muscle that not used strenuously during every day activities but is important for exercises like swimming, rowing, and pull-ups.
Latissimus Dorsi muscle function is responsible for extension, adduction, rotation and horizontal adbuction as well as flexion from an extended position. In anatomy circles it is called the lady between two majors because it is attached to the Teres major and Pectoralis major muscle groups. Read more