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Anatomy in detail.

TRAPEZIUS

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The trapezii (plural) are the most superficial muscle layer from mid-back to the base of the skull.   Thin muscles, sculpted over the neck and towards the shoulders, attaching to both scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collar bone) of each arm.

Left and right trapezius muscles meet midline, attaching to the nuchal and supraspinous ligments on the median plane of the posterior (back) of the body, as well as to the underlying vertebrae.

These muscles should be free to extend in all directions without pain or restriction, supporting the head and arms through their full range of movement.

Wikipedia: Trapezius: from Late Latin trapezium, from Greek τραπέζιον (trapézion), literally "a little table", a diminutive of τράπεζα (trápeza), "a table", itself from τετράς (tetrás), "four" + πέζα (péza), "a foot; end, border, edge"

trapezius keeping it simple

Current descriptions split the trapezius into 3 functional sections, based on the direction of the muscle fibres.

Upper trapezius

a.k.a. superior (i.e. higher than the other sections) or descending (i.e. the muscle fibres descend) trapezius.

Attaches to:

Middle trapezius

a.k.a. transverse (i.e. the muscle fibres run approximately horizontally) trapezius.

Attaches to:

Lower trapezius

a.k.a. inferior (i.e. lower than the other sections) or ascending (i.e. the muscle fibres ascend) trapezius.

Attaches to:

Between the 6th cervical and 3rd thoracic vertebrae the trapezius muscles are connected to the midline by a broad semi-elliptical aponeurosis (thin sheet of strong connective tissue), forming a tendinous ellipse.

the left and right trapezius muscles with the nuchal ligament midline the trapezius muscle is thin with curves in a sculpted fashion
off-center front view of the trapezius muscle and where they attach.
trapezius muscle seen from behind with rectus abdominis and linea alba also.
trapezius muscle and its attachments, seen from the side.
Bones and ligaments of the neck and upper back where the trapezius muscles attach
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Movement should not be painful.

 OPTIMISING THE USE OF YOUR MUSCLES = BETTER HEALTH.

ALWAYS START FROM BASE-LINE, ALWAYS GO BACK TO BASE-LINE.

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