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Best Traps Workouts You Can Do At The Gym

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Traps Workout

Your traps (Aka trapezius or trapezoid muscles) are muscles that add an instant air of dominance, power, and masculinity to your physique.

In this article, we will share with you 3 cool traps workouts you can do at the gym, these exercises will help you build your traps and get a bigger and better back.

Traps Workout #1: Barbell Upright Rows

Primary Muscle: Traps

Secondary Muscle: Biceps & Shoulders

Equipment Required: Barbell

Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly spread. Keep your back straight. Take an overhand grip on the bar with your hands palm-width apart or a little more.

Step 2: Inhale and pull the barbell upward until it contacts your chin.

Step 3: Lift your elbows as high as possible at the top point of the movement.

Step 4: Exhale and slowly lower the barbell back to the starting point.

Traps Workout #2: Barbell Shrugs

Primary Muscle: Traps

Secondary Muscle: Shoulders & Upper Back

Equipment Required: Barbell

Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly apart, facing the bar resting on the floor or on a weight rack.

Step 2: Take an overhand grip on the bar (or an over-under grip if the weight is heavy), with your hands a little more than shoulder-width apart.

Step 3: Keeping your arms and back straight, contract your abdominals and shrug your shoulders upward and to the rear as high as possible.

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Traps Workout #3: Dumbbell Shrugs

Primary Muscle: Traps

Secondary Muscle: Shoulders & Upper Back

Equipment Required: Dumbbell

Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly apart. Keep your head straight or slightly bent forward. Now Hold the dumbbells and make sure your arms are extended at your sides.

Step 2: Shrug your shoulders as high and as far back as possible.

Step 3: Lower the dumbbells back to the starting point.

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