Talk:Latissimus dorsi muscle

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find a pic with anterior view please! and lateral view too!!

Can I rewrite this page? Hope I didn't offended anyone. Anyway, if so, you can always put back the old article here.

hopefully accurate ascii-art[edit]

I always heard that the triangle muscles were the lats so I added some ascii-art to that effect. I don't hve a copy of Gray's Anatomy handy so I haven't checked this out.

Nice ASCII art :) Moving it here, as I just replaced it with a png image.

Visually, the lats are the "\ /" in

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--Nikai 23:05, 24 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi, just wondering, what's the difference between a bent over row and a dumbell row?

Bent-over rows are performed sitting, with a bend at the waist (about 45-90º) The motion is more or less the same as all other rows-- pulling the arm(s) in towards the body and pulling back the scapula. They can be performed with a barbell, dumbbells, or even kettlebells. A good example of the dumbbell bent-over row can be found [1]. Dumbbell rows are most often performed one arm at a time as in the example.
Both barbell and dumbbell rows can be bent-over or "straight" (with no waist bend.) Straight rows, naturally, are a bit tricky to perform-- they require either a machine with pulleys, lying prone on a bench with the bar on the floor, or performing the exercise as a supine chinup with the feet supported (example.) Kajerm 18:31, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Latissumus Dorsi Flap[edit]

Can someone please add a section on what this procedure entails, its side effects, etc? thanks (talk) 16:06, 27 April 2008 (UTC)A.L.


It is not explicit what is a "lat." --Beroal (talk) 15:48, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Material from Gray's anatomy.[edit]

I have put back the attribution to Gray's anatomy which was removed for a non specified reason several years ago. There is still substantial material in the 'Variations' section which is taken verbatim from Gray's barring a few insertions. This seems to be due to an original large chunk of material incorporated and correctly attributed by Arcadian which has subsequently had the attribution stripped from it and a large chunk of the material removed, specifically all of that detailing the actual basic structure of the Latissimus dorsi muscle. I am considering reverting the removal of the old 'Overview' section. Knight of the sorrowful countenance (talk) 23:55, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Historical misunderstanding of function[edit]

Is it worth commenting on how in a lot of old-time strength manuals, utterly absurd exercises were often prescribed for building this? For example page 32 of the 1947 book "Muscles of the Body" exercise 10 has you essentially punching with dumb-bells. While the lats would be used to decelerate, it's still pretty strange when you could just do a bent-over row. While they do have pullovers (exercise 15, page 35) they are used only with the intent of targetting the pec major. Ranze (talk) 04:25, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Which area is Latissimus dorsi?[edit]

Isn't different regions of body have same labelling in these two pics? Either I am wrong or one of these images is. Orientation.PNG

Latissimus dorsi.png

Serjatt4 (talk) 12:46, 11 June 2017 (UTC)