What exercise works the trapezius muscle?
The middle fibres are most active during scapula adduction (squeezing your shoulder blades together), as well as upward rotation. Therefore, exercises such as bent over rows, seated rows (which involve scapula adduction) and overhead presses (which involve upward rotation) will target the middle trapezius effectively.
How many sets and reps should I do to build muscle?
Choose Your Reps and Sets
- For fat loss: One to 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps using enough weight that you can only complete the desired reps.
- To gain muscle: Three or more sets of 6 to 8 reps to fatigue. …
- For health and endurance: One to 3 sets of 12 to 16 reps using enough weight that you can only complete the desired reps.
Can I train my traps everyday?
Working your traps 3 or 4 times per week should allow you to get maximum pump in the muscle and still allow time for recovery. When performing your at home workout routines you should do between 4 to 6 sets of each trap exercise.
Should you train traps?
However, you shouldn’t ignore these muscles—they do serve a purpose. “Your upper traps help with upward rotation of the scapulae,” says Gentilcore. The muscles that act on your scapulae must have sufficient strength to keep your shoulders stable, mobile and injury free, so this is an important benefit.