BodybuildingPro.com Exercise Index Traps Introduction to Traps Training
(1) Trapezius: The
trapezius is a flat, triangular muscle that extends out and down
from the neck, then down between the shoulder blades.
Function: To lift
the entire shoulder girdle, draw the scapula up, down, and to
either side, and help turn the head.
Training the Traps and Upper
Although not one of the
more desirable goals for most bodybuilders, a completely developed
bodybuilder will not ignore any muscle groups. As one of the more
ignored ones, it is important to give traps training the proper
time and effort. For some, trap training may not be desired for a
number of reasons; sometimes it will make your neck appear thicker
and unproportional, or your shoulders look narrower as your traps
will develop vertically and not horizontally. However, your traps
are very important to keep fit and strong, like all other muscle
groups, and a good bodybuilding regiment will include them, even if
only on a small scale.
To develop the trapezius,
any of the following exercises can be performed:
Note: See Also the Shoulder Muscles
- Barbell Upright
- Dumbbell Upright
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