What Is Best In Life? Having Huge Traps! – American Military News

What Is Best In Life? Having Huge Traps!

Among the younger bro set at the gym chest, arms, and abs tend to get all of the attention. It makes sense – they’re fun body parts to train, look great when they’re at a full pump, are all reasonably small muscles that can be worked with less effort than the bigger groups, and of course they’re the first things that girls notice when you’re struttin’ the beach without a shirt on. So, yeah I get it.

But if you want to separate yourself from the crowd and look like you actually lift, then traps just can’t be ignored.

The traps or trapezius is a pair of large muscles that runs from the head to the middle of your back. Hit them correctly and you’ll improve posture and scapular mobility, increase your strength on all of the big lifts, and look like an absolute savage even with your shirt on.

But it’s about more than just a few sets of shrugs haphazardly thrown in while you stand 3 inches away from the dumbbell rack and check yourself out in the mirror on shoulder day.

Don’t take my word for it. Add these movements to your training program for the next few months and watch your back grow and your big lifts go through the roof.

Snatch High Pull

 

Angled Press

Dumbbell Jump Shrug

Mini Range Lat Pull w/Isometric Hold

Voyeur Shrug

Don’t take my word for it. Add these movements to your training program for the next few months and watch your back grow and your big lifts go through the roof.

 

Marine Veteran

This contributor is a Marine veteran that has served in the Middle East. Due to the sensitive nature of his current job, he has requested to remain anonymous.