There are a lot of guys out there that blast their pecs and arms week in week out,. Well guess what? Those muscles won’t make you look big, strong, and athletic. Nothing makes you look more athletic and powerful than a big set of traps and upper back. Just look at any wrestler,boxer or mma fighter and you’ll know what I mean.Look at Evander Holyfield, Ken Shamrock, Dave Batista, Randy Orton – neither of them is a bodybuilder and yet they all look impressive and very athletic.In fact when you see any guy with thick traps and upper back you automatically start thinking that he does some of the sports mentioned earlier.
The first thing you need to do if you want to get a big pair of traps and big back is to start doing Deadlifts.When it comes to building strength and mass nothing can beat the Deadlift.When done the right way the deadlift will build strength and muscle mass in your traps, upper back, lower back, and legs.
The second exercise you need to do is the “clean and press”.With this exercise you’ll not only build great upper back and traps,but also massive shoulders, that are another detail in the journey towards “the power look”.
Third exercise you’ll need to implement in your workout is the barbell rows.The barbell row is a great exercise for building back mass and thickness and also a great exercise for the rear delts.
The fourth exercise are the chin ups.The chin ups and the pull ups are known as the ultimate bodyweight exercise.When done regularly they will build back width and give you that athletic “V” look.
These are “the most bang for the buck” exercises that will give you the power look.Remember,with big pecs and arms you’ll look just as any “average Joe” with a shirt on, but having a wide,thick back and big traps is the characteristic that will make you stand out from the crowd.
via Mens Health