Scapula elevation

  • Trapezius Muscle

    Trapezius Muscle

    The trapezius muscle (Trapz) is a large muscle consisting of four parts covering the upper back, shoulders and neck. It is used in shrugging the shoulders and with overhead movements.

  • Levator Scapulae

    Levator Scapulae Muscle

    Shrugging the shoulders (scapula elevation) requires the use of levator scapulae and Trapezius. Fixation of the scapula by other muscles, allows the levator scapulae muscles to work together to aid cervical extension, or independently to laterally flex (side bend) the neck towards the side of the working muscle. 

  • Rhomboids

    Rhomboid muscle

    There are two rhomboid muscles - Rhomboid Major and Rhomboid Minor. Rhomboid major is larger and positioned below rhomboid minor. Chins and dips are excellent activities for developing these muscles.