View Full Version : Trap excersices


VinnyCapp
11-22-2008, 08:48 AM
Hey everyone ,

how do those Heavy weights and those UFC guys get such HUGE traps ??? I know thats not ALL from shrugs... IS there any affective excerisises that I can use to make mine bigger ?

thanks guys

Vinny

J_CON
11-22-2008, 10:54 AM
THere are plenty of trap lifts including shrugs, back shrugs, and wide grip upright rows. You use your traps in a lot of compounds though such as rows,pull ups, and deadlifts.

Wyson
11-22-2008, 10:57 AM
Do lots and lots of dips, those will work your entire upperbody but use your traps more when you do them. And hold once you get low, then up, hold when your low, and repeat

J_CON
11-22-2008, 11:16 AM
Do lots and lots of dips, those will work your entire upperbody but use your traps more when you do them. And hold once you get low, then up, hold when your low, and repeat
You don;t use your traps for dips. You use front delts,chest,triceps, and forearms.

Clegg
11-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Loads up two dumbells with as much weight as you can carry. Then hold them and walk around for as long as you can. Works for me, and is simplistic as hell.

Viktor777
11-22-2008, 11:52 AM
Shrugs are the most effective workout for Traps.

Salty
11-22-2008, 03:30 PM
Handstand pushups also work them marginally

Noy
11-23-2008, 05:59 PM
shrugs are the most effective, but switch it up between barbells, cables. I usually do upright rows with both types and it works for me. you can also do reverse flys.

my favorite overall shoulder exercise though are arnold dumbbell presses -> http://www.exercisegoals.com/arnold-press.html

works out your entire shoulder range including your traps. don't forget to work out your neck!

Equilibrium
11-23-2008, 06:20 PM
Shrugs, overhead press, upright rows.

Plus i do medicine ball slams.

Wyson
11-23-2008, 06:55 PM
You don;t use your traps for dips. You use front delts,chest,triceps, and forearms.


actually yes you do....lean forward when you do them and go so low that your shoulders are upward...it hits my traps