Shoulder/trap tension preventing pec activation

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    Shoulder/trap tension preventing pec activation


    I lift furniture all day at my job and it causes my shoulders and traps to get tense and makes my posture wrong..I stretch them and everything else I can think of but I think they're keeping my chest from fully contracting..any suggestions??

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    YTW exercises, and exercises to strengthen the scapular area
    You can do this below with a couple 2 pound plates in hand as well, making sure the traps are always engaged (not in a shrug position though, but scapular pulled back, not up)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xFsjDyxdD4

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