Thread: db shrugs behind
08-31-2005, 03:09 PM #1
db shrugs behind
On here I saw a good trap routine is 5 front, 5 front, and 5 back.
Front and sides I have no problem with..but I cant put the dumbells behind my back..is this normal or am I just really inflexible??
Last edited by chest6; 09-01-2005 at 12:26 AM.
08-31-2005, 03:11 PM #2
I have the same problem, I just use a barbell for the back shrugs.
09-01-2005, 12:27 AM #3Originally Posted by Captain_test
09-01-2005, 06:09 AM #4
man, if you can find a schmidt machine slightly angled 75-80 degrees obtuse/acute you could angle yourself in such a way to allow this movement and even maximize the intensity in the movement. Lifefitness carries a whole line of these... also you can perform a weird but effective exercise, it is like an upright row- though performed behind you, much lighter weight than a shrug but blitzes your rhomboids and traps.
09-05-2005, 05:47 PM #5Originally Posted by chest6
09-05-2005, 07:02 PM #6
At my gym we have these olympic barbells that are curved so that the middle part is pushed out a good six inches. Today I saw someone using this bar for rear shrugs and it seemed like a good idea to me. That way your butt doesn't get in the way. The bar looks like this:
09-05-2005, 11:12 PM #7Originally Posted by ginkobulloba
09-05-2005, 11:17 PM #8Originally Posted by striker93
Getting a little off topic so I'll end here. I definitely need to start stretching more.
09-09-2005, 10:05 PM #9
This is a strength training exercise that could help build flexibility in your shoulders and pack mass onto your upper traps. Hold a loaded barbell behind your back and maintain normal shoulder posture for as long as you can. Don't let your shoulders drop or the exercise is over. You should be able to hold massive weight with this static contraction. I like to use static contractions, when I've plateaued on an exercise. If your arms are long enough, your butt won't get in the way, either.
09-09-2005, 10:40 PM #10Originally Posted by striker93
09-13-2005, 05:53 AM #11
i like to use a EZ bar to them behind my back...
09-13-2005, 02:27 PM #12
like a curl bar? How you get enough weight on there?
09-14-2005, 09:11 AM #13Originally Posted by chest6
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