Latissimus dorsi SMR

Latissimus dorsi self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-administered soft-tissue treatment for the upper body, usually using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or other "trigger point" massage tool. By applying pressure strategically to the lat muscles of the mid back, some people find they can cause this often painful and tight area to relax or "release." Latissimus dorsi SMR is often accompanied by SMR on the pectorals or rhomboids, or by stretches that target the lats.


  1. Can encourage blood flow to the latissimus dorsi muscles
  2. May be able to temporarily increase range of motion in the shoulder or elbow joints
  3. Effective as part of a warm-up or post-workout recovery
  4. May help contribute to temporary increases in range of motion in the thoracic spine

Latissimus dorsi SMR Images

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Latissimus dorsi SMR image


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