Unanswered Shoulder and Traps

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Do you prefer nice square shoulders or big traps ??

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I have bft (big fucking traps) so I’m gonna go with traps
 

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Square shoulders as I find that harder to achieve than big traps
 
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Square shoulders as I find that harder to achieve than big traps
I have achieved square shoulders (took ten years of work), but big trap I have never had ......
 

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I have achieved square shoulders (took ten years of work), but big trap I have never had ......
Heavy farmers walks, suit case carries and pryamid barbell shrugs blew mine up

try 10 shrugs then 10 second hold shrugged, repeat all the way down to 1 with as little rest as possible... Absolute killer
 
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For me I prefer that levrone pic, but both look great. I’ve always had some nice traps, but have been doing fence work since a kid. Mixing cement, heavy wheel barrows, post diggers, so when I started lifting my traps always responded well. For me I find dead lifts, sumo dead’s, deads to shrugs and trap dead’s are all I really need.
 
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try 10 shrugs then 10 second hold shrugged, repeat all the way down to 1 with as little rest as possible... Absolute killer
@Sparta12 How much weight do you use for these ??
 

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Considering I have both but most guys will call out the size of my traps, I go with them. To me, strength looks like big traps, forearms, calves and glute. If that is going on, chances are you are a strong MFer and/or fit as hell.
 
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Considering I have both but most guys will call out the size of my traps, I go with them. To me, strength looks like big traps, forearms, calves and glute. If that is going on, chances are you are a strong MFer and/or fit as hell.
With Big Traps (and no shirt) you look strong as heck, in a dress shirt, square shoulders win. I guess it's a double edged sword....... the other part of the equation is neck size a Fat / Thick Neck make for a Very Powerful look
 
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Yes, but also a pain in the ass to get nice dress shirts, all of mine need to be tailored. 18" neck with a 33 waist doesn't work for anything off the shelf.
I’m the same, about 18” neck with 32” waist, it’s challenging. A few years back when I still was fighting and did a ton of neck work I had a 19,5” neck...
 
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One of my favorite Machines in the Gym a BFS Neck Machine, Ironic a picture of Franco in the pic also RIP my friend....
 
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Try 10 shrugs then 10 second hold shrugged, repeat all the way down to 1 with as little rest as possible... Absolute killer

Going to give these a try in about 10 minutes !!
 
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The thicker the neck more chances that you’ll need a cpap machine to breath while you sleep. Fuk Dat!!
 
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You can get the illusion of big shoulders by wearing certain styles of shirts but you can't fake traps so I'd take traps.
 
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try 10 shrugs then 10 second hold shrugged, repeat all the way down to 1 with as little rest as possible... Absolute killer

Tried these this morning with a Hex Bar and 145lbs, 3 sets, the first set made it thru 10,9,8 second 10,9,8,7 third 10,9,8,7,6 ...........I was DONE !!
 
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Traps in the making !!
 

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Tried these this morning with a Hex Bar and 145lbs, 3 sets, the first set made it thru 10,9,8 second 10,9,8,7 third 10,9,8,7,6 ...........I was DONE !!
Haha Yeah it is a killer, love doing it is as a finisher
 
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I'll stick with the Square Shoulder Look.
 
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For the general wow factor then both, or big traps as long as shoulders are not deficient. However really 3D shoulders are the most impressive to me. If the shoulders are full and well developed from front to back that is really impressive to me and also pretty rare. Normally medial and rear delts are lacking and everything slopes to an overworked chest and anterior delt.
 

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