Friday, May 13, 2011
Strengthen Your Trapezius Muscle (Part 3 of 3)
When you start with your arms stretched out high, your shoulder blades elevate to the starting position. After you pull your arms down with a combination scapular depression/shoulder extension movement, you will activate your lower traps along with your latissimus dorsi for a strong back.
In summary, try to work the trapezius muscle with all 4 joint actions: scapular elevation, depression, upward rotation, and retraction. Using 15+ reps won't add as much size as performing 8 to 12 reps.
Posted by PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Texas at 4:55 PM