Traps


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...

Stretches

Traps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Place your left hand on your head and gently pull your head down towards your left shoulder. Then return to centre point.
  3. Repeat, using your right hand pulling towards your right shoulder.

Traps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Keeping your chest facing forward, turn your head 90 degrees to the left. Then return to centre point.
  2. Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart.
  3. Repeat, turning your head in the other direction.

Traps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Nod your head forward, bringing your chin to your chest.
  3. You will feel the stretch across your neck.