Do you work Traps with Back or Shoulders?
11-14-2004 02:26 PM
On back day right after deadlifts, I go for 2-3 heavy sets.
11-17-2004 02:58 PM
I work the traps on shoulder days with a few heavy shrugs. Doing deadlifts/back with traps is too much and leads to overtraining for me.
11-17-2004 03:03 PM
I don't do upright rows due to the massively increased injury risk (versus other delt movements), so it's pressing and various lateral on delt day. And then on back they, they fit well since I often do deads, usually some form of shrugs or rack pulls (if If don't do deads).
11-18-2004 09:14 AM
I dont work upper traps, cleans and deads are plenty for me.
if your talking lower traps/rhoboids, then either with back or with chest.
11-18-2004 09:13 PM
i work my traps on all training days (3x per week)...your traps can never get too much work, just ask Bill Starr. I use Power Shrugs, and then a back down set with a snatch grip, and then a further back down set of normal shrugs...also use Partial Deadliftsand high rep Hise Shrugs..my traps also get a good working from deadlifts....and it's all working a treat
11-26-2004 02:23 PM
Primarly with shoulders, i.e upright rows. Another good one, alot of folks forgot are bb behind-the-back shrugs. Lee Haney made them famous during his Olympia reign. Vic Martinez also does them too, I read in "Muscular Development".
11-26-2004 03:10 PM
Both, but primarily shoulders.
I find that traps need little (# of sets) work on themselves as they are well-worked by other compound movements. At least, this works for me and my goals.
12-17-2004 03:39 AM
I don't deadlift much, saving my spine for old age ya know (plus my dead goes up plenty by doing other stuff) maybe once a month. I need to do more trap work if I'm gonna go from "Damn you're big" to "OMFG FREAK", my entire shoulder girdle and arms are lagging (with the exception of my pecs, heh). I'd do maybe two sets twice a week as a supplement to regular work, heavy and perhaps to failure.
01-08-2005 08:25 PM
king of useless information!!!
can we add a neither vote up there...as shootmeagain said they get a good workout w/ other lifts.
I get a good workout from them w/ do DL and SLDL. If i want to work them directly I'll do a set or two of high rep (12-15) immediately after SLDL or DL
02-02-2005 11:22 AM
I do traps on back and shoulder day and I do rear delts on back and shoulder day!week goes like this !
back and bi's
chest, tri's and abbs
thighs and bi's
one day off and start over hitting each body part every 5 days...except tris' bi's traps and rear delts 2x in the 4 days on one off !
03-22-2005 10:09 PM
I do traps on Back day and I do traps on Shoulder day. Of course, I am in the minority here since I do them both on the same day. I get great results combining them. I really like to finish up with a homemade contraption our lead trainer made called The Shrugger. Its a metal C shaped frame when seen from above, with handles on the top left and right and rectangular bars sticking out each side. Seen from the side it looks like a large I shape. Advantage is ease of control and the ability to pile on the plates on each side.
03-28-2005 07:06 PM
Thank you...my sentiments also. I work with back becuase they are really part of the muscles that make up the back. Not to mention there is quite a bit of synergy when working lats/upper back and traps.
Originally Posted by bronx220
04-09-2005 05:15 PM
The Chosen One
I do traps on back day also
04-14-2005 01:24 PM
i work traps on back and shoulder days.....they are kinda lacking from the rest of my upper body so i am tryin to bring them up.
06-05-2005 11:08 AM
Back day because I like to hit em right after DL's
06-05-2005 09:42 PM
All of the above.. Traps day = back day = shoulder day
06-20-2005 08:20 AM
I train traps on trap day. Thats it, traps and forearms.
07-25-2005 10:53 AM
I like to mix it up, i used to always work traps with delts but over the past few months I have been working them on back day and its a nice change.
07-25-2005 11:48 AM
I work traps with back personally but they aren't responding like they use to so I will now incorporate them with shoulders.
11-09-2005 02:26 PM
Work them on shoulder days, do all your shoulder routine then work the hell out of the traps. Tends to workout nicely.
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