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    favorite trap workout


    whats ur guys favorite trap work out? ive been using the machine at my old gym but i moved and this gym doesnt have the trap machine so i did shrugs with the big bar in the cage

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    n e 1?
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    i dont do much but deadlifts with a shrug when i get it up (depending on the weight)

    just shrugs alone with 45 pound bar

    and pull-ups i do weighted with a 45 pounder on my legs......thats all i can think of.....oh and bent over rows....
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    rack deadlifts and behind the back shrugs are money.
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    gotta try the behind the back shrugs, havent done that before......
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    On my leg and chest days I like to put up the safety catches my rack has and set the bar on there. You can load it up however you like and do both forward and behind the back shrugs. For me when I am going heavy with these shrugs it is great to be able to just drop the weight back down after my last rep.
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    Deadlifts or rack deadlifts, I've never been sorer in my traps after taking a while off rack deads and then starting back up on them. Start with 1" below the knee. I think you will benefit more from saving your energy doing shrugs and putting it all into rack deads for overall size and thickness. It's like comparing leg press to squats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassroots082 View Post
    Deadlifts or rack deadlifts, I've never been sorer in my traps after taking a while off rack deads and then starting back up on them. Start with 1" below the knee. I think you will benefit more from saving your energy doing shrugs and putting it all into rack deads for overall size and thickness. It's like comparing leg press to squats.
    hell yes the rack deadlifts killed my traps still sore since monday and another thing ive done is seated dumbell shurgs or seated machine shrugs they fry the back of my traps.
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    If you want hugh traps power cleans are a must, i alternate my heavy cleans with light hang cleans it's a great full body exercise that will give you huge shoulders. follow that with 4 sets of upright rows, then super set rear delt raises with dumbell shugs give it a couple of months and your traps should respond nicely
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