Trapezius: Lower Exercises

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Exercises


"The Swimmer" on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise is good for increasing overall back strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
Side Plank on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise works well for increasing low back strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
The Swimmer
Summary

This is a good exercise for the whole back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Shoulder and Back Exercise
Summary

This is a great exercise for targeting your shoulders and back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Triceps, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Shoulder External Rotation with Exericse Band
Summary

This is a simple but very effective rotator cuff and shoulder exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Single Arm Rowing
Summary

If you do not have a bench or do not go to the gym, you can also do this on the edge of a stable couch or bed.

  • Muscle Group: Biceps, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Shoulder Stability with Exercise Band
Summary

When done correctly, this exercise is great for increasing shoulder stability.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Bent Arm Lateral Shoulder Raises with Exercise Band
Summary

This is a simple shoulder exercise that can be done at home.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Shoulder Raises with the Exercise Band
Summary

This is a great exercise for the shoulders.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Back Muscles
Summary

This is a great exercise for strengthening postural muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Star Plank from Elbow
Summary

This exercise is very effective for targeting the core stabilizing muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks
Summary

In this exercise, the upper arm muscles are dynamically strengthened, while the back muscles gain static strength (muscular endurance) if good posture is used.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Triceps, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Seated Rows on the Ball
Summary

This exercise focuses on the muscles of the shoulder & middle of the back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Row with Exercise Band & Exercise Ball
Summary

A straight and upright posture can be achieved if the upper back muscles are strong and well trained.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Posterior Leg Raises on Hands and Knees on BOSU
Summary

Using the BOSU, this exercise targets the glutes (buttocks) and lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Balance

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