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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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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 Rea, who is working out at the team’s complex in Peoria, hasn’t even thrown a live batting practice since injuring his lat in his first spring training outing. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Richard not sharp; Pirela preps for second; Cordero old school," 21 Apr. 2018 Lat Pull with Arm Rotation Lat pulls work your lats, mid traps, and rhomboids, says Braithwaite. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Jennifer Lopez's 8-Move Arm and Back Workout Is a Total-Body Challenge," 5 Oct. 2018 While in West Palm Beach, Fla. during his 50-game suspension earlier this season, Whitley sustained what Luhnow described as a minor lat injury, slightly setting back his return. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros prospect Forrest Whitley exits first inning of start with apparent injury," 5 July 2018

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Medical Definition of lat

: latissimus dorsi usually used in plural

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