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Old 06-09-2009, 04:46 PM   #26
Janet Rosen
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Re: Principles of Aiki

Marc Evensen wrote: View Post
His assertion was that this action activated the lattisimus dorsi.
Now that's in line with something a former teacher used to talk about a LOT - using the lats rather than the arms/shoulders to initiate arm movement - and I've been playing w/ that for some yrs now. On double checking muscle isolation now sitting here at work, the lat activation does bring the scapulae down but not necessarily inward - so something else seems to be involved there.
oh and Ron I didn't mean to sound snarky in my reply - reread it and realized it had a bit of that tone - not intended.

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