Rhomboids

Origin

Spinous processes of cervical and thoracic vertebrae (C7 and T1–T5)

Insertion

Medial border of scapula

Joint crossed

Shoulder girdle (moves scapula relative to rib cage)

Joint actions

Retracts scapula

Downwardly rotates scapula (works as a synergist with pectoralis minor)

Exercise example(s)

Seated Row, Dumbbell Single Arm Row, Bent Over Row

Stretch example(s)

Mid-traps and rhomboids stretch