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What does the erector spinae do?

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


Where does the erector spinae originate and insert?

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


Which exercises strengthen the erector spinae?

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


Which exercises stretch the erector spinae?

SATB, thigh stretch child's pose


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