This guide presents the lower trapezius muscle fiber anatomy. Learn its functions and how to train it with the best exercises.
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This portion of the trapezius muscle group extends down from the middle and upper fibers; here it forms a downward pointing triangle in the middle back region...
...Many people don't realize that the traps aren't just the muscles between your neck and shoulders
The actions of the lower trapezius include raising, lowering and retracting (bringing together) the shoulder blades; as well as arching your upper back.
The low traps are only partially worked from shrug exercise; shrugs work mainly the upper trapezius fibers...
Instead, the lower fibers get hit better with rowing movement or certain lateral raise movements, such as these exercises.
At bottom of this page, you'll find a short glossary of defined terms for all the anatomical terminology on this page.
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Exercises. Below is a list of the exercises that most directly workout these traps muscles.
Related Muscles. Muscles that perform similar functions include the following:
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