bb shrugs and db shrugs

  1. bb shrugs and db shrugs


    Is it really necessary to do both? I'm about to just start doing them with a trap bar. I hate doing bb shrugs, because how can I put this delicately? I like wearing sweat short when I workout and the bar rubs against my **** on the way up.


  2. i alternate them every week

  3. I believe the foundation of your trap development comes from heavy deadlifts, rows, and maybe power cleans (if you do them). I see shrugs as more of a "finisher" for the traps so I don't think it matters that much what type of shrug you do.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by SRS2000 View Post
    I believe the foundation of your trap development comes from heavy deadlifts, rows, and maybe power cleans (if you do them). I see shrugs as more of a "finisher" for the traps so I don't think it matters that much what type of shrug you do.
    No I don't do cleans. I do, do rows and deadlifts though.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    No I don't do cleans. I do, do rows and deadlifts though.
    That's fine. Most people who work long enough to get a strong DL and strong at rowing exercises will end up with decent traps even without shrugs (notice I said "most", so there are obviously exceptions). Just pick a shrug variation that you like and hit it hard.

  6. I have decent traps and have only done DLs and rows, never done cleans(I need to start though).

    Like someone said, alternating always works. You don't get bored. I did DBs for the longest time, then BBs, now I switch it up randomly.

  7. Yeah I wouldn't even ask this question, but since the bar is so close, when I bb shrug it rubs up against a certain area.

  8. my traps are decent no bread loaves but I use them a ton in DL / Pendalay Rows. Been lifting 5 year so or so and shrugged for maybe 3months.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't even ask this question, but since the bar is so close, when I bb shrug it rubs up against a certain area.
    Ya, happens to me too, lol. Usually it isn't a problem though :/

  10. i usually just farmers carry around the gym while holding my traps for a couple of min each shoulder day

  11. Try doing BB shrugs behind your back. Hits the traps from a different angle and avoids the rubbing on your **** and balls.

  12. i like to sit on the bench with heavy dumbell in each hand and do shrugs

  13. Quote Originally Posted by mDeezy View Post
    Try doing BB shrugs behind your back. Hits the traps from a different angle and avoids the rubbing on your **** and balls.
    This or just do DBs.

    Rows don't hit my traps and lower back issues keep me from DL. Sometimes you just gotta shrug.

  14. I like to do smith machine bb shrugs. Keeps the barbell from rubbin up agaisnt your piece.

  15. Same reason I do not like BB shrugs.

    As suggested behind the back, is a nice change up. I found since really going heavy on DL, as stimulated trap growth, plus heavy DB shrugs.

    I do db shrugs on shoulder days, and DL on their own day. After db shrugs I usually follow up with shrugs on a cable pulley. Really finishes them off, plus stepping back a little alters the angle hitting the trap a little differently. I also alternate my grip between narrow and wide. I use either a ez-bar or lat bar attachment.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    Is it really necessary to do both? I'm about to just start doing them with a trap bar. I hate doing bb shrugs, because how can I put this delicately? I like wearing sweat short when I workout and the bar rubs against my **** on the way up.
    Since it's rubbing against your ****, why not just do your shrugs with it? Since it's getting involved you might as well incorporate it into your workouts.

  17. I shrug at the top of a deadlift rep, and jostle my junk doing so. Just deal with it, unless it gives you a boner and everyone notices LOL
    True story:

    I give a f**K!!

  18. I did shrugs with the trap bar yesterday and loved it. I prefer doing them with the trap bar now more than the barbell or dumbbells. So, I'm just goign to do them with the trap bar from now on.

  19. I usually stick to DB i feel like sometimes i slack with my left side being right handed when i do BB so i always do DB i feel like i they work better atleast for me.

    I know exactly what your saying with the junk problem its hard to focus when you keep tattling it around.

  20. I was in shame because I thought I was the only one who experienced this problem. So this is what it feels like when doves cry.

    Also, to remedy it when I do BB shrugs is I bend my legs a little bit and slide the barbell up. Gravity takes the.... Shvantz out of the way.

  21. Or you could do like the guy dancing in the Hannibal movie and tuck it back lol!!

    Jees I have good ideas!!
    True story:

    I give a f**K!!
  

  
 

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