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#4, 3, & 8 - Trapezius
So what is my favorite circus act? Well, I can definitely tell you what it is not.
Clowns frighten me, elephants stink, jugglers are big dorks, and the tight rope walkers are cheating some how. This leaves me with the Trapeze!
Honestly, its not because of the flipping and acrobatic feats, but because it always reminds me of today's muscle group.
Interesting things about the trapezius that might make you flip:
Opposite is said for the middle and lower parts of the trap which typically become under active and weak.We need tostrengthen them.
Tightness of the upper traps can also create tissue overload on the rotator cuff muscles as well as altered movement of the cervical spine and scapula. This in turn, puts you at a greater risk for a shoulder injury
I would consider weighted shrugs which target the upper trap be more of a risk than benefit
The upper trapshould get enough workfrom over head pressing exercises