EstimatedEst. Read Time: 2 minutes
Tom HardyTraps workout

Long before becoming “Bane” in this past Summer’s Batman sequel blockbuster, Tom Hardy was busy developing a cult following from a lesser known movie (but WAY better in my opinion)….called “WARRIOR”

While his character was definitely a badass, it wasn’t what earned him the buzz. It was his physique… and more specifically his TOWERING TRAPS!

Tom HardyTraps workout secretSee Tom Hardy’s Traps Workout Secret for Bigger Traps.

Whether we’re talking about a fighter (like his role in Warrior) a linebacker, a basketball forward, or a soccer goalie…a big set of traps do more than just make you LOOK more intimidating and powerful they actually MAKE you more of both!

The strength and function of the entire shoulder girdle is influenced by the development of this often overlooked slab of muscle that surrounds it!

You’re going to find in this video that this is something you can do INSTANTLY that will yield much better results than you’ve been probably seeing in your trap development.

And here’s the thing…you SHOULD be seeing the same kind of accelerated / plateau free progress with the rest of your training.

BOTTOM LINE The greatest results are seen when the workout you do provides you with the small, often overlooked tweaks…that when repeated…yield extremely noticeable gains. Don’t leave ANYTHING out of your workouts. Do everything you should in just 20-40 intense minutes with ATHLEAN-X



P.S. Being a physical therapist requires you focus on the details in order to get muscles to perform the way they are intended to. As you’ll see here (watch the difference in how the traps contract when I demonstrate it), getting it right makes ALL the difference.

Put the Science Back in Strength with ATHLEAN-X ==> Start training smarter (and harder)

P.P.S. Seriously…if you haven’t seen “Warrior” yet, you have to! Much more than a “fighting movie”.

Watch the YouTube version of this article
Jeff Cavaliere Headshot

Jeff Cavaliere M.S.P.T, CSCS

Jeff Cavaliere is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach and creator of the ATHLEAN-X Training Programs and ATHLEAN-Rx Supplements. He has a Masters in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and has worked as Head Physical Therapist for the New York Mets, as well as training many elite professional athletes in Major League Baseball, NFL, MMA and professional wrestling. His programs produce “next level” achievements in muscle size, strength and performance for professional athletes and anyone looking to build a muscular athletic physique.

Read more about Jeff Cavaliere by clicking here

Popular & Trending
stop doing face pulls like this facepull mistake
How To Do Face Pulls
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
September 9th, 2019
Face pulls are one of the best corrective exercises to help offset poor posture and shoulder dysfunction.  They help strengthen the chronically weak...
Body Fat Percentage Men
Body Fat Percentage Men
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
July 11th, 2023
There are many ways to measure body fat percentage; some wildly expensive and most inaccurate. It's time to give you an alternative method that...
2 reasons your biceps aren't growing and 3 ways to fix it
Why Your Biceps Aren’t Growing
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
August 22nd, 2019
Have you ever felt that no matter how much you trained your biceps you’re left saying… “My Biceps STILL Aren’t Growing?” I believe I know...
The Perfect Abs Workout
The Perfect Abs Workout
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
July 31st, 2019
We’ll be following my ‘Six Pack Progression’ sequence as we choose each of the beginner and advanced ab exercises for each abdominal movement...
incline bench press avoid mistakes for upper chest
How To Incline Bench Press Correctly
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
January 16th, 2024
The Incline Bench Press is one of the best upper chest exercises there is, but there's one major problem preventing us from getting the maximum...
best dumbbell exercises for chest
The Best Dumbbell Exercises for Chest
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
November 6th, 2023
Today I’m going to share my favorite chest exercises… but there’s a catch. We can only use dumbbells! I’ll show you what to do whether you...
long head triceps exercises
Long Head Tricep Exercises
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
December 19th, 2023
The triceps make up two-thirds of the size of your arm so the bigger your triceps, the bigger your arm muscles. But not all muscle heads of the...
cable chest workout
Cable Chest Workout
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
November 2nd, 2023
Today, we're diving deep into the most underrated piece of equipment in your workout arsenal for chest workouts – the cable machine. The constant...
Cable Back Workouts
Cable Back Workouts
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
December 12th, 2023
If you want a versatile back workout that hits every angle, challenges muscle recruitment patterns, and provides consistent tension, then you can’t...
cable shoulder exerciees
Cable Shoulder Exercises
By Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS
November 30th, 2023
Unlike barbell or dumbbell shoulder workouts, cables offer consistent tension throughout the exercise, a key factor that can lead to better...