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"Triceps" dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

Think of the humerus as a lever. Top of the lever being the shoulder, bottom of the lever being the elbow.            As the bottom goes backward, ...
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Lower trapezius usefulness?

Scapular depression is a small part of the lower traps. They also, Upwardly rotate the scapula Retract the scapula Image found here. Unsure of original source. Upward rotation tends to be hard for ...
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Would front squats involve lower traps?

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 ...
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Very weak bent over row caused by lateral scapular winging?

I'd say, yes, certainly, broader muscle group exercise can be negatively impacted by weak stabilizers. I injured my shoulder reaching for a volleyball swing years ago, and assumed it was a rotator ...
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High pull as a mass builder

Even if you don't care about explosive power, large compound lifts recruit and build a lot of muscle mass. You should use them to build a solid base and then build off that. However, I can't say I've ...
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Lower trapezius usefulness?

Floor L-Sits would use the scapular depression and force you to really push your body away from the floor Strong lower traps are important for healthy stable shoulders and good posture (rounded ...
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Relieve muscle tension between the shoulder blades

I've recovered from various long-term muscle injuries myself using trigger-point massage in the affected and related areas causing the pain, sports massage to break down muscle scaring, stretching, ...
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Upper trap Y raise

A lot of times it's because you're handling more weight than your lower traps can handle (i'm assuming you're doing this with weights or a band) or because you haven't learned to engage them properly ...
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Difference between Y Raise variations

Exercise #2 Wins. Prone is the way to go (Y's on a swiss ball would be ideal). According to Maenhout et al 2016, the highest middle trapezius and lower trapezius muscle activation was found in ...
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How to minimize upper trap activation on facepull?

If you don't want to use your traps during a face pull you have to stop pulling together your shoulders and if you do that then it's no more a face pull. The face pull has many variations, but all ...
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