There are a lot of guys out there blasting their pecs and arms week in week out, getting ready for the summer season and the beach. Well guess what? Those beach muscles won’t make you look big, strong, and athletic. Big traps will though.
Nothing makes you look more athletic and powerful than a big set of traps and upper back. Just look at any wrestler, boxer or mma fighter and you’ll understand what we mean.
Just look at Evander Holyfield, Ken Shamrock, Dave Batista, Randy Orton – they are all guys with big traps, neither of them is a bodybuilder and yet they all look impressive and very athletic. In fact when you see any guy with big traps and thick upper back you automatically start thinking that he does sports mentioned like mixed martial arts, boxing or wrestling.
How to get big traps ?
The first thing you need to do if you want to get a big pair of traps and big back is to start doing deadlifts. When it comes to building strength and mass nothing can beat the Deadlift. When done the right way the deadlift will build strength and muscle mass in your traps, upper back, lower back, and legs.
The second exercise you need to do is the “clean and press“. With this exercise you’ll not only build great upper back and traps,but also massive shoulders, that are another detail in the journey towards “the power look”.
Third exercise you’ll need to implement in your workout is the barbell rows. The barbell row is a great exercise for building back mass and thickness and also a great exercise for the rear delts.
The fourth exercise are the chin ups. The chin ups and the pull ups are known as the ultimate body-weight exercise.When done regularly they will build back width and give you that athletic “V” look.
These are “the most bang for the buck” exercises that will give you the power look. Remember, with big pecs and arms you’ll look just as any “average Joe” with a shirt on, but having a wide, thick back and big traps is a characteristic that will make you stand out from the crowd.