How do you target mid and lower traps?
What are lower traps for?
The lower trap helps to depress the scapula (shoulder blade) as well as help the upper fibers of the trapezius upwardly rotate the scapula. We focus on activating the lower traps to help stabilize the shoulder blades during overhead movements.
Do squats work the lower traps?
In the same way as the Arm Bar exercise, the lower trapezius muscles and overall stability of the scapula is challenged by the movement of the squat.