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Laboratory 1. Muscles of the Back
Step 8. Erector Spinae Muscles

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Helpful Mnemonic: The three columns of erector spinae muscles can be remembered with the phrase:

I Like Standing (Iliocostalis muscle, Longissimus muscle, and Spinalis muscle),

which also reminds the student of the primary function of these muscles in keeping the body in the erect position.

Links and References:
Grant's: 4.48 and 4.58
Netter: 161 and 163
Rohen/Yokochi: 212 and 221