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5 Killer Trap-Bar Deadlift Variations

The trap bar is now considered must-have gym equipment. Here are some cool variations to help you get the most out of it.

Debunking Exercise Myths - Part 2

Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.

Fix Your Puny Calves, Traps, Abs and Pecs

Do you have tiny calves and traps? How about unresponsive abs and pecs? Well, that sucks. Here are the simple solutions.

Full-Blown Trap Training

Standard shrugs are for newbies, and they actually don't build the traps all that well. Here's how to really grow some monster traps.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

Leap Tall Buildings (and Build Traps of Steel)

An awesome program to boost your vertical, plus a twice-per-week specialization plan to build your puny traps.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The Power Look

How to build powerful traps that perform as good as they look.

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

Tip: A Smarter Way to Build Your Neck & Traps

Build and strengthen your yoke, without risking injury. Here's how.

Tip: Feel Your Way To Growth

Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.

Tip: Know Your Anatomy, Build Bigger Traps

To build all three portions of the traps, do exercises for each... not just shrugs. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing Trap-Building Exercises

You need more than shrugs for big traps. Add one of these four movements to your list.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Total Trap Training

Add slabs of muscle to your upper back and improve your presses with these unconventional trap exercises.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Variations on the Shrug

Shrugs and beastly traps go together like certain high-ranking generals and sleazy MILFs. But what if you've been hitting those shrugs all wrong?