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Best Exercise For Traps - Besides Heavy Deads


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Excerpt: Today was back day for me so I did my usual: Bent-over Barbell Rows 185 x 11,9,6 Deadlifts 305 x 8, 315 x 7, 325 x 5 Wide-Grip Pullups 6,5,5 @ 230 pounds

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    Best Exercise For Traps - Besides Heavy Deads

    Today was back day for me so I did my usual:

    Bent-over Barbell Rows
    185 x 11,9,6

    Deadlifts
    305 x 8, 315 x 7, 325 x 5

    Wide-Grip Pullups
    6,5,5 @ 230 pounds

    Close-Grip Pulldowns
    210 x 6,5,4

    Then I did my traps:

    Shrugs
    335 x 10,8,7

    Behind the Back Shrugs
    275 x 9, 7, 6

    Then cardio for half an hour.


    But since I joined a new gym I have all sorts of new equipment to play with that I got to watch people use from my treadmill.


    Hammer Strength for lats (not sure but its got handles for widegrip and close grip (either for upright row or just for shrugs i guess)

    So, without keeping my volume too high on back day... should i be changing any of my exercises at all? I'm pretty happy with the back exercises already.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Heavy Kelso Shrugs

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    i like upright rows with the ez curl bars

    try the calf machine too that seems to hit them hard, get your shoulers to your ears

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    I like rack pulls. It's basically just the top half of a deadlift, done out of the rack.

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    i like to use heavy bb shrugs - other than deads, i have gotten the best growth from this exercise

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    I do power shrugs. Basically a little knee bend and snap the weight up quickly. But I'm an olympic lifter and do this to help my lifts.
    Last edited by Nico Cujo; 29-Mar-2003 at 04:55 PM.

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    hang cleans

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    Heavy rack deads.

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    alternate barbell shrugs with single arm DB shrugs. bb shrugs for maximum weight. db shrugs for maximum ROM. go extreme heavy

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