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What is a great exercise to get bigger traps (trapezius muscles)?

A simple yet effective exercise to help build bigger traps (trapezius muscles) is the shoulder shrug. To perform a should shrug, begin by standing with your feet pointed straight ahead and hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and keep your arms at your side. Then, while keeping the arms straight, shrug shoulders up toward your ears, while slightly squeezing the shoulder blades together. Briefly hold at the top and then return to the start position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions. If dumbbells are not available, a barbell, cables, or tubing can be great alternatives for adding extra resistance.  

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