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Bar Method Anatomy - June 2016 > Back Muscles > Flashcards

Flashcards in Back Muscles Deck (5):
1

What does the erector spinae do?

Extend the spine and bend it side to side (like the levetor scapula in the neck)

2

Where does the erector spinae originate and insert?

Ilium, ribs, and vertebrae to the cranium (skull), ribs, and vertebrae

3

Which exercises strengthen the erector spinae?

All free weight work, all bar work, thigh stretch, pretzel, arabesque

4

Which exercises stretch the erector spinae?

SATB, thigh stretch child's pose

5

Why does bar work strengthen the erector spinae?

It forces the torso to maintain a vertical spine when the lower back is engaged in flexion and extension