\ ˈlat How to pronounce lat (audio) \

Definition of lat

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: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural


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Definition of lat (Entry 2 of 3)



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Definition of LAT (Entry 3 of 3)

local apparent time

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In other medical news, reliever Carl Edwards Jr. (left lat strain) received a cortisone shot and won’t throw for at least 72 hours. Mark Gonzales,, "Craig Kimbrel takes a small but productive step with 8 pitches in his debut for Triple-A Iowa," 18 June 2019 Luis Severino has yet to throw a pitch in a game this season and is still weeks away from his return from a right lat strain. Kristie Ackert,, "Yankees hope the injured Jonathan Loaisiga can provide pitching boost soon," 14 June 2019 Take your time with these reps and really focus on engaging your core and lat muscles at the appropriate moments during the move. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try Sit-ups With a Mini Resistance Band Around Your Wrists," 18 Apr. 2019 This combination of exercises will hit your triceps, biceps, pectoralis muscles, and muscles in the shoulders and upper back, including the rhomboids, deltoids, rhomboids, traps, and lats. Amy Marturana, SELF, "An Easy and Effective Dumbbell Arm, Back, and Chest Workout," 9 Feb. 2019 This positioning—engaged lats, shoulder pulled down—is an important part of good posture, which is why doing this move can both improve your shoulder stability and promote good posture. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try the Kettlebell Windmill Exercise, According to Blake Lively’s Trainer," 9 Jan. 2019 Stick to your glutes, quads, hamstrings, calves, traps, and lats. K. Aleisha Fetters, SELF, "Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good," 21 July 2018 The intimate sweat session, which is filled with heart pumping lat pulls, ab crunches, and more around their Venice, California gym, also features a healthy dose of glam—courtesy of Lopez. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Rang in 2019 With a Jaw-Dropping Couples Workout," 2 Jan. 2019 Liang told the women to squeeze their lats, and follow from their back muscles, not their arms. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "There’s a lot to remember when you’re learning bachata — do not forget the flair!," 29 July 2018

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Medical Definition of lat

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

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