Tag: upper and middle trapezius

Trap bar farmer’s walk

The trap bar farmer's walk is a great whole-body exercise for improving functional fitness, enhancing unilateral leg strength, and boosting overall strength.

Trap bar deadlift

The trap bar deadlift is great for building glutes, legs, back and forearms; strengthening the core; improving functional fitness; and developing strength.

Smith machine shrug

Overload your upper and middle trapezius using the Smith machine shrug, an isolated pulling exercise.

Smith machine Yates row

The Smith machine Yates row can help you to develop a great back and upper-body strength while avoiding cheating by swaying up and down.

Underhand Yates row

Invented by 6-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates, the underhand Yates row is a modified barbell row with an upright posture and shorter range of motion.

Gripless shrug

The gripless shrug is an isolation exercise that targets your upper trapezius, while your middle trapezius and levator scapulae act as synergists.

Dumbbell shrug

Use the dumbbell shrug to build and strengthen your upper and middle trapezius, which are important in many key lifts and movements, such as the barbell...

Barbell shrug

The barbell shrug targets your upper trapezius. A strong upper back will assist you in the development of other major muscle groups, as it is involved in many...

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