Trap Exercises - Scooby's Home Workouts

These are the 3 best trap exercises you can perform and will hit your upper back from a variety of angles for overall size and strength gains.

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  • Nothing says you’ve entered full-on beast mode like a bit set of traps. They’re a clear indicator of strength and a weight training background, they help frame a , and perfectly, and quite frankly they look awesome. Here we’ll cover a few of the best trap exercises for mass and how to get the most out of your training.

    If you’re looking to build a stronger neck and bigger traps – The Gittleson Shoulder Shrug is one of the best Upper Trapezius exercises I’ve found for getting the job done!

  • The upright row is not for everybody. If you have any sort of shoulder issues, it is a good idea to avoid upright rows. If your shoulders are properly mobile and pain-free, the upright row is one of the best traps exercises, as well as a great exercise for your deltoid muscles.

    Dead lifts are not just for your legs. Since you’re using a heavier weight than most traps exercises, your traps work hard to hold the weight. All exercises in which you hold a weight will work your traps. Another good example is dumbbell squats, which are basically a dumbbell dead lift.

  • Face pulls are not only an awesome trap building exercise, but they also kill two birds with one stone by directly counteracting this imbalance to help prevent shoulder injuries.

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Lots of guys are against wrist wraps/straps when doing trap exercises. I on the other hand, am a huge fan. As the weight gets heavier, I want to continue to work my traps and not worry about my grip. Usually as I get past the 315lb mark for shrugs, I’ll throw on my wraps so that I can focus on ONLY recruiting the trap muscles and not worry about my grip.