Shoulder and Trap Workout Exercise Videos and Tips from the Pros
Trying to attain a symmetrically sculpted, truly impressive body? Then, you definitely don't want to forget about working out your shoulders and traps. Oftentimes, the shoulders and traps are stuck at the end of an arm workout, or forgotten altogether. To attain an ideal symmetry for your upper body, you want a broad back, wide shoulders and built traps, along with perfect pecs, full, round triceps, bulging biceps and a cut up stomach.
You have to give your shoulders and traps the attention they need to fully fill out that T-shirt or wow the crowd. We've gathered together some YouTube videos and created a Pinterest board specifically for exercises focusing on shoulders and traps to get you pumped up and help you along your way to building an optimal sculpted physique.
Super Shoulder and Trap Workout
Get a glimpse at one of the shoulder and trap workouts that Champion Bodybuilder, Charles Fuller did approximately two weeks before a competition. Feel the burn as he concentrates on building and rounding out his traps. Pay attention, because he also shares some helpful hints along the way. A few of the exercises he shows us are:
- Dumbbell Military Press
- Front Lateral Raises
- Shoulder Shrugs
- Upright Rows
Plus, Brad includes a great reminder, “It is easy to get injured if you are not alert of yourself and those around you. Most important of all, keep your lower back as straight as possible and pick up the weight using your legs.”
As Charles says, “Let’s get this!”
Top Exercise Techniques for Your Shoulder Workout
Victor Martinez shares his insights regarding proper form, essential techniques and how to perform each shoulder exercise better. He reminds us why form is important and discusses the right way to do each exercise. He also shares exercise-specific do’s and don’ts. For example, he tells us to make sure to keep our elbows up when focusing on the rear deltoids.
- Standing Side Laterals – focuses on the medial deltoid
- One-Arm Side Laterals – concentrates on side deltoids
- Two-Dumbbell Lateral Raise – works out the rear deltoids
- One-Dumbbell Standing Lifts – focuses on interior deltoids
- Two-Dumbbell Standing Lifts – works out interior deltoids
- Dumbbell Press – great for mass, thickness and overall roundness
- Upright Row – concentrates on deltoids (hold close to middle for traps or far apart to round out shoulders)
Learn about Victor’s techniques to build broad shoulders with this video.
Tom Hardy's Trap Training Secret
Is it better to use barbells or dumbbells for shoulder shrugs? How can you get true trap activation? Pro athlete trainer, Jeff Cavaliere, unveils the secret to Tom Hardy's towering traps with some super trap exercises. He also discloses the distinctive form you should use to build better trapezius muscles. You'll have to see it to believe it. Just watch this trap exercise demonstration video:
Pinterest Board for Building Bigger Shoulders and Traps
Explore the photos and videos posted at our HGH.com Pinterest board dedicated to Shoulder and Trap Exercises.
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