The lower and middle traps are important in stabilising weight overhead and having good posture.
These muscles are often weak or underactive – with the upper traps being overactive and prone to injury as a result – so it is important to strengthen the lower and middle trap fibres.
Here are three exercises to strengthen the lower and middle traps.
They can all be done with no or minimal weight, either at home or in the gym.
Put these traps exercises at the end of your workout and do 3-4 sets of 5-10 reps, depending on how hard you find them.