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Because the #Rhomboids, and Middle and Lower #Trapezius muscles are stretched and weak, the work of anchoring the shoulder blades to the spinal column passes to the Levator Scapula and Upper Trapezius, both of which can't avoid their anatomical role of suspending the #shoulder blades from the neck/cervical spine.

But these two #muscles aren't adequate for the extra load* and in response they become hyperactive and remain tight, always trying to pull the shoulders up toward the ears. Use of the arms in weight bearing activity such as in lifting or pulling adds to the load, and may cause the upper traps and levator scapula to #spasm.
Focal points of hyperactivity are felt as tender knots at the levator scapulas' points of attachment to the shoulder blade (red X in illustration above and at left). Unfortunately in slouched #posture, the levator scapula and the upper trapezius are also stretchedโ€”their points of attachment on the shoulder blade having moved further away. Being simultaneously stretched and "shouldering" more of the work of stabilizing the shoulder blades, the upper traps and levator are in a bindโ€”not able to strengthen adequately because they're stretched and yet also overworked.
Even small #muscle strains have difficulty healing and occur more often, becoming #chronic. And chronic muscle damage becomes chronic inflammation and #chronicpain.
Inflammation at origin points of the levator scapula and upper trapezius on the cervical spine and back of the head cause side and back neck soreness/pain, and headaches (Cervicogenic/occipital headaches). Chronic soreness/pain of the upper back and fleshy triangle between the neck and shoulder (body of the upper trapezius) is common.

I suggest starting with the #symptoms to reduce #pain and release trigger points as shown on the image then move on to correcting the postural imbalances at the pelvis and rib cage to reduce the forward head position and change the workload on the neck muscles.

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#CrissCross variations with the #MagicCircle. Think of it as a progression. My #challenge to you: can you keep your #rhomboids and #trapezius actively engaged throughout the #exercise? This means broad #chest and wide #elbows the WHOLE TIME. Show me the REAL movement in the torso (#obliques), don't FAKE it by moving from the arms and shoulders ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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Traps on deck, aminos on ice!
#butterfly #traps #back #functionalfitness #rhomboids

BACK WORKOUT! Chest up, lead with those elbows and squeeeze! Sloooow and heavy was exactly what I needed tonight :). Pull ups, pulldowns, dumbbell rows, v-bar rows, hammer grip rows and then standing machine rows! This was my entire workout! Meal prep stuff and more workout footage is posted on my IG Story! ๐ŸŒˆALSO, I get asked frequently: who films me/how I film myself/what I use to edit my videos... So, my girlfriend @bkedwards films me when she can and if she can't, I take a pre-weighted barbell, stand it upright, set my shaker bottle on top and then prop my phone on top of that, using the lid as back support lol. I use the iMovie app on my phone to make all of my videos. #sarahackman

@angelica.carr back at it with another #techniquetuesday Today we have Face Pulls! This is great exercises for strengthening muscles in the upper back such as the #rhomboids #reardeltoids #trapezius and your #biceps also get in on the fun! Give it a try!

Monday Nights Back And Core Session brought to you by @iamsam0315 and myself. #Trows make the back bigger it targets the #Lats #Rhomboids And #Biceps when you hit them in the right form. Heavy Row=Big Back๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพ this is my favorite workout for back don't lose grip PULL,SQUEEZE,RELEASE get your reps in๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ

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The bulk is over now for the summer ๐ŸŒด#backworkout #lats #rhomboids #traps #bodybuilding #physique

Wide back day with @s_green57 @juliaknightfit. Quick little posing at the end of the workout. Couple pointers on my back double bi from Shawn that I think made a big difference. #bodybuilding #backday #back #fitness #pulldowns #pullups #pullovers #lats #traps #rhomboids #grow #improve #motivation #cardio #core #deadlifts #rows

I got a few requests for a second view of these Y raises. Here they are both without and with weights. When I use weights, I like to keep a slight bend in my elbows so that I don't stress the joints. But all of the movement should be in shoulders/shoulder blades. #rhomboids #reardelts #yraise #shoulders #upperback #posture #posturaltraining #trainingtips

Excited for tonight's back workout. I also found good lighting in my parents bedroom haha. Going to start with 3sets of 10 reps on pulldowns (slow and controlled to feel all back muscles with a good mind muscle connection and contraction) and then off to the seated row machine 3x8. I like it because you're sort of locked in so you can focus more on using strength since it's a one plane set motion. After that to hit the lower lats for that Christmas tree 3x10 rev grip pulldowns with a hold to feel the lats pulling at the bottom and then 3x10 dumbbell rows one arm at a time to keep it symmetrical. #backday #lats #bodybuilding #goodlighting #aesthetic #bodybuilder #arnold #ehplabs #gys #on #optimumnutrition #workout #fitlife #fitness #roc_it_fit #grind #dedication #fitness #physique #traps #rhomboids #cut #allday

Using the rear deltoid fly machine is another variation to develop your posterior deltoids which are the main muscles on the back of the shoulders. Reverse flys also work the muscles of the upper and middle back, particularly the rhomboids and traps.
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#CrissCross variations with the #MagicCircle. Think of it as a progression. My #challenge to you: can you keep your #rhomboids and #trapezius actively engaged throughout the #exercise? This means broad #chest and wide #elbows the WHOLE TIME. Show me the REAL movement in the torso (#obliques), don't FAKE it by moving from the arms and shoulders ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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@equinox #pilates #eqxpilates #contrology #fitness #RETURNTOLIFE

#rhomboids and #traps, after months of rows and shrugs and what not. Making some #gains, nope #allkindsofgainz ๐Ÿ˜‚ #bodybuilding #fitness

Evaluating benches #rhomboids #oranges

#latpulldown targets the #latissimusdorsi aka #lats. They also hit the middle and lower #trapezius, the #serratus and #rhomboids anterior (not necessarily in that order). No doubt, the Lats are the largest. #muscle #fitness
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@hish_3 demonstrating some good form on the T-Bar row using a rope attachment. The use of the rope helps you increase the ROM of this movement, giving you more activation of the rhomboids, mid traps and lats.
#exercisephysiology #exercisescience #rhomboids #strengthandconditioning #tbarrows #rows @aristocratjewellers in the back talking shit like usual

Dumbbell presses - by far MY fave way of pressing now, the twist i use puts my shoulders (i have screws in the left) in a favourable position at the bottom and the twist at the top gives a good squeeze through the pecs and triceps.
The fact each side is working independently means there is less likelihood of over working your already dominant side, and for me my left is forever fixed into an internally rotated position so the dumbbells allow to create the smoothest and best path of movement for each side.

This doesn't necessarily mean barbell benching is bad, just understand your body/shoulders and know whether YOU have the required mobility and rotator cuff strength to press a with fixed bar path.

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Friday morning work-outs with high intensity in working my #back by doing my #rhomboids ๐Ÿ’ช โ˜บ also looking like this after running on the #treadmill for 20 mins ๐Ÿƒ
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