Overactive Traps

I seem to be dealing with an issue with overactive traps. Practically any upper body workout I do my traps seem to get involved and get scorched for days following, becoming tight and incredibly sore. I seem to remember you mentioning previously that you have an issue with overactive traps yourself. I am just looking for strategies to get them less involved in all my upper body movements, so as not to sideline my training for days following an upper body session.