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The Muscles of the Back

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The Trapezius

            It is the flat, triangular muscle that extends out and down from the neck and then down between the shoulder blades.

 The Latissimus Dorsi

            It is the large triangular muscles that extend from under the shoulders down to the small of the back on both sides. These are the largest muscles of the upper body.

 The Spinal Erectors

            These are several muscles in the lower back that guard the nerve channels and help keep the spine erect. They are also the slowest muscles in the body to recuperate from heavy exercise.