ACTION REVIEW FOR THE Latissimus dorsi MUSCLE
Latissimus dorsi Shoulder Extension is its Action Described As:
SYNERGISTS: assist in performing the action of shoulder extension
Fixators: These muscles maintain dynamic control to allow for extension of the shoulder at the glenohumeral joint.
Stabilizers: Rotator cuff
Antagonists: Muscles that perform the opposite action to the agonist in this case Iliopsoas & Hip Flexion
Get Massage Smart offers the above anatomical information for its educational value and dose not validate its accuracy. Please refer to the following texts and resources.
References & Resources for the muscle anatomy information are:
Sieg and Adams: "Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy", 4th edition, 2002, Megabooks Inc,
Muscolino J E: The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, ed 3, 2009,
University of Michigan Medical School: Muscle Tables & Illustrations
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