if you want huge ass traps, switch to reverse grip shrugs instead of overhand. both wide and close grip. i garuntee you'll see results fast.
I do them on shoulder day, but that's just me.
I have gigantic traps from heavy deadlifts. I don't do any shrugs. If i added them I would look like I had no shoulders haha.
I like to do my traps on back day...wish I can do deads but my lower back is shot...chiroprator time...!
Gonna try out the reverse grip to see how that pans out, plus good to switch it up...
i have genetically bug traps and never touched a shrug. i looked at them as ego exercises..but was sooooo wrong. i wanted bigger traps, who knows why, and i tried shrugs, did them forever and saw very lil improvement. i switched to reversegrip and they went from big to gigantic. i do them on shoulder day.
i ment big not bug...silly me
i personally cant go as heavy. however i still make it as heavy as i can handle but also to where i can concentrate on my form.
anytime man, get them big traps!
I'm confused are you talking about doing this with a barbell or dumbells?
i was talking about BB here. i aslo do DB after close/wide grip. i just strap in regualr but do them yates style and bend my elbows a tad like a row and squeeze them up and back. this also makes a big difference. check out dorians trainning vid to see how im talking about if you want. i have the link that has the whole blood and guts video on it
my trap sit up nice and high deadlifts
i do a few sets of shrugs on DL day. for me doing both works best. i've also heard (i dont know the name) that "reverse shrugs" work well, where the bar is behind you instead of in front.
i know what your talking about, ive tried them, not a fan personally. only because my ass it too big and its uncomfotable
Tonight, it's shoulders. I'm gonna give these a try. For my size, I think my traps are too small.