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    What's Your Opinion For Using Hang Cleans for traps?


    I've tried to find opinions but they're all from guys who have no experience from the exercise or have nothing to back it up. I'm open to both sides, just wanted to know what everyone thought. I figure if you keep it High Weight/Low Rep it would be good so you don't over-fatigue and damage form. Maybe 3X5? That's just my thoughts, feel free to take either side. Anyone who has done them before and found them beneficial or has done them and found other exercises much better (Shrugs,Up-Right Rows, etc.) Thanks !
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    I prefer heavy bb shrugs
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    I like shrugs a lot, w/o straps.
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    Yup. No straps for me.
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    Any experience with the cleans at all?
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    I could see high pulls as being better. Should be able to use more weight and less technique involved. Not really a fan of olympic lifts. But I am considering adding in high pulls.
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    If you can become proficient at the oly lifts include them, absolutely. I think they are tremendous for developing a thick, strong upper back and posterior chain
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    High pulls and power shrugs
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    hang cleans are good. so are high pulls, facepulls, snatch grip deadlifts, and inverted rows.
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    The way I've been doing them is high weight, low reps, low sets. Like 5X3 at 80-85%
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    I just don't wanna over-fatigue or ruin form. Any advice/opinions?
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    If you get really tired from that volume, then your overall conditioning is poor.
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    To piggy back on that thought, treat oly lifts similar to how you would strength work. By that I mean you should be taking longer rest periods to ensure you can be quick with the bar and maintain good form.

    I'm not a huge fan of using them for metabolic work due to the technical demand
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    I like hang cleans for traps. I usually do what you're considering when it comes to rep ranges. Usually 3x3-6. They're good for the traps, but also the external rotators, which I think most people don't target enough.

    Ozzie mentioned snatch grip deads and they're a favorite of mine when it comes to trap training. Heavy snatch grip rack pulls also did a lot for my upper back. Face-pulls are another that should be in everyone's program in my opinion.
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    I love cleans hanging or from the ground. I think it is the most explosive exercise. Tremendous for your whole body. If u really wanna blast your traps I recommend super seting cleans and heavy barbell shrug
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    I agree with the long breaks. I like the form to stay good. And it is an amazing explosive exercise. Like may kettleball ones
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