Building strength and mass in your traps not only creates an aesthetic look, but also plays a roll in assisting with heavy compound lifts and maintaining a good posture. Below is 5 of the best trap exercises to do in order to achieve the traps you’ve always wanted. Doing these lifts on your pull days is the most effective for muscle growth.
When thinking of an exercise to build your trap muscles, shrugs are probably the first thing that comes to mind, and for good reason. Shrugs are the pefect trap building exercise, they help activate, strengthen & grow your upper and lower traps with ease. They can be done using a barbell, dumbbells or anything you have lying about, this is what makes them such a diverse exercise. This makes them very cost effective and easy to do, making it the perfect trap exercise.