Rhomboid muscle

There are two rhomboid muscles - Rhomboid Major and Rhomboid Minor. Rhomboid major is larger and positioned below rhomboid minor. Chins and dips are excellent activities for developing these muscles. 

Daily uses include pulling a drawer open.Example Strengthening exercise -  reverse fly with a resistance band and seated row with a resistance band. Example stretches - Posterior shoulder stretch.

Origin-Spinous processes of C7-T5.

Insertion- Medial border of the scapula, below the level of the spine of the scapula.

Actions- Scapula retraction (bringing the shoulder blades together), Rotation of the scapula downwards

Innervation- Dorsal scapular nerve.

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