a week ago
Most people train traps wrong.
I'm not talking pure sets and reps, but that can come into play.
No, what I mean is how to actually get the full contraction in your traps which will ultimately allow them to grow.
In order to really get your traps to contract first understand that your traps are part of your posterior chain (back), so in order for them to really be activated your motion should be on a negative plane. Basically meaning the contraction should occur behind you not in front for the full contractibility. What does this mean? Well, it means when you do barbell shrugs, if the bar is in front of you, then you are limiting yourself.
If you use dumbbells, then squeeze up and backward at the same time.
If this is a problem go you, try this exercise in the video. I am holding 2 dumbbells and one is basically just to keep my body stable (if you try and just use one heavy Db without the other to stabilize, you can hurt your neck, so use 2) while the other one is doing the work. Pretend you are working on grip strength lol. On a serious note, this allows you to keep the entire contraction in your posterior plane and go heavy at the same time. It is easy and effective. Note how I am able to keep the weight behind me, and notice that my traps are getting as much work as possible to grow! Try it!! @alexbigstew @a_the_kingfit @limitlesspharma @myproteinbites @briesproteinbars.fit.treats @queencityketo (for your husband 😂) #fitness #wellness #health #bodybuilding #crossfit #muscle #trapsworkout #weightlifting #personaltrainer #nutrioncoach #strengthandconditioning #lean #power #exercise #workout #fitkid #fitfoodie #gymrat #gymaddict #steelfit @steelfitusa #athlete #tut