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July 6, 2010

Latissimus Dorsi muscle use

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 6, 2010 10:51 pm
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Animation of the muscle Peavy strained here.

Levine says:

Peavy will be re-evaluated Wednesday. With this type of injury, time on the disabled list is a likely occurrence.

And exrx.net says:

The latissimus dorsi is a stronger shoulder adductor when the shoulder is somewhat externally rotated. It is a stronger shoulder extensor when the shoulder is neither internally or externally rotated. The latissimus dorsi does not extend the shoulder beyond anatomical position (shoulder hyperextension). In strict transverse extension, the latissimus dorsi is weak. Incidentally, the posterior deltoid is strongly involved in both shoulder hyperextension and transverse extension.

The biarticulate latissimus dorsi enters passive insufficiency through the completion of shoulder flexion and abduction when the scapula is more rotated upward, elevated and abducted. The biarticulate latissimus dorsi enters active insufficiency through the completion of shoulder adduction when the scapula is more rotated downward and depressed or through the completion of shoulder extension when the shoulder girdle is more protracted and depressed.

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