Is it possible to work traps (lower and medium) with chin-up?
I don't feel them very much but I don't master the exercice so much.
Would I being better at chins?
Thread: Do chin up work traps?
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Anyone interested should read this article about the lower traps: Mike Robertson (the last 1/3 of the article talks about using pull ups and chin ups to hit the lower traps).Check out my website: http://www.kingofthegym.com/
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On the flip side, the lats and pecs also depress the scapulae indirectly since they pull the arms down and the scapulae come along for the ride via the glenohumeral muscles.
In the case of doing a chinup, your biceps pull your humeri up and your scapulae are sitting on top of the humeri so they're all like "woah I'm comin' too" course the glenohumeral muscles help to keep that all stable and attached.
The lower traps would basically be assisting the lats in pulling the spine/core up to the scapulae/humeri respectively.
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