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Upper: unilaterally: elevate the scapula (& upwardly rotate), laterally flex head & neck to same side & rotates to opposite side; bilaterally: extend head & neck. Middle: adduct the scapula. Lower: depress the scapula (and upwardly rotates)
Origin: Latissimus dorsi
Spinous processes of last 6 thoracic vertebrae, last 3-4 ribs, thoracolumbar aponeurosis & posterior iliac crest
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