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It's very unlikely that front squats would work the lower traps to any significant degree. The lower fibres of the trapezius are responsible for the following movements of the scapula1: Upper rotation (in which the lowest point of the shoulder blade moves laterally and upward) Adduction (in which the shoulder blades pull together) Depression (in which the ...


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You're right. Here is why: Lower traps help depress shoulder blades and well as shoulder upward rotation and external rotation. Retracting your shoulders and pulling your shoulders down activates your lower traps the same way a shrug activates upper traps. For this reason, reverse shrugs which you can do on a cable machine work lower traps. To get maximal ...


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