One of the most important and beneficial reasons to build your traps is that, properly developed traps will help to stabilise and move the spine whenever movement is performed. This could be everyday activities or most importantly, whilst training.
Whenever the spinal column is required to not only support heavy loads, but move them, the traps, acting on the scapulae, are engaged to provide support. Functionally speaking, big, strong traps enable us to push and pull heavy weights.
The descending, upper region trapezius, is also engaged when the biceps and triceps are targeted. If you have a weak trapezius it may limit the amount of weight lifted for each of these key muscle groups and, may also limit muscle growth in these areas.
Well developed trapezius muscles, do benefit strength and posture but also promote mass appeal. So if you want a well balanced, round shapely upper half, include trap workouts to proportion and compliment your:
This article is here to provide ideas on how best to build the traps, and how essential it is for complete muscular development. But never over develop them, as you need to build to full capacity if a proportionate, symmetrical physique is the aim.