THE BEST EXERCISES FOR TRAPS:
When you think of training your traps, shrugs are probably one of the first exercises that come to mind.
Shrugs activate your upper and middle traps and help to build mass, strength and muscular endurance.
Shrugs are a great exercise they can be done with dumbbells or barbells.
The shrug exercise can make for a great upper body finisher, isolating the traps muscles.
Pick an appropriate weight and aim for 3 sets of 15-20 repetitions to really feel the burn.
2. BARBELL DEADLIFT
When performed correctly, deadlifting is one of the best compound exercises out there, demanding so much, from so many muscle groups in the body.
This lift activate your entire back including your traps muscles.
Traps aren’t the main focus with this lift, but the beauty of the deadlift is that all three parts of the trapezius muscle are challenged.
Start your workout with deadlifts, end it with shrugs and trust us, your traps will have got a serious pump from two of the best traps exercises.
3. UPRIGHT ROWS
Upright rows are a great exercise to add to your traps muscle workout routine, and if you’re currently skipping them, it’s definitely time to give this exercise a little love.
Linked to shoulder pain and causing shoulder impingement, the upright row is an exercise that needs to be performed correctly to avoid issues.
If you do struggle with shoulder pain, this may be one to avoid.
4. FACE PULLS
Face pulls are often overlooked when it comes to upper body exercises. However, they are an excellent exercise when it comes to building muscle, correcting posture and promoting good overall shoulder health.
Similar to upright rows, face pulls are a shoulder exercise that also engage the traps muscles.
Face pulls need to be performed in a controlled motion, ensuring the muscles are loaded correctly is key to avoiding shoulder joint issues.