Basics of Trapezius

A long muscle, the trapezius has a trapezoid shape which runs from the base of your skull at your neck and down to your middle or lower back area. The trapezius muscle is quite unique as it muscle fibres have the ability to pull in three directions.

Strong trapezius muscles are commonly seen on most athletes and are not usually considered a muscle to be focused on related to other groups for the average individual. However, it should be noted that trapezius perform many everyday functions and are a great benefit for everyone. Movements that involved moving your shoulder blades up or together as well as shrugging functions are all major functions.