There is far more to the trapezius muscle than meets the eye. The traps are not just the muscle that sits on top of your shoulders. The traps actually travel a large portion of your spine. When well developed, the traps take on the look of a cobra hood. The traps are divided into three portions. Those portions are referred to as the superior, medial, and inferior fibers. All three parts serve similar, but different functions. More...


Seated DB Shrugs

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Sit on a bench with dumbbells in both hands, palms facing your body, back straight.
  2. Elevate your shoulders and hold the contracted position at the apex of the motion.
  3. Slowly lower your shoulders back to starting position.