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    my ass gets in the way...barbell shrugs

    i love doin the behind the back barbell shrugs but i have a hard time w/ these cuz the bar keeps on runnin into my ass. any suggestions?

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    do it on the smith machine and lean forward liek you would fall over if you werent holding onto that bar. this has helped me a lot.

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    At my gym there is a bar that is curved in the middle, looks like this: -------\_____/-------- It works perfectly for behind the back shrugs.

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    haha I had a thread exactly like this like a month ago. I do them on the smith machine now

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    Behind-the-Back DB Shrugs allow the user to avoid the glutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker93
    Behind-the-Back DB Shrugs allow the user to avoid the glutes.
    For some reason I cant get dumbells behind my back. Lack of flexibility maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginkobulloba
    At my gym there is a bar that is curved in the middle, looks like this: -------\_____/-------- It works perfectly for behind the back shrugs.
    Man i wish i could find one of this I'm a powerlifter and my ass is huge from heavy squats.

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    smith machine works for me...i gotta try useing a bar shaped like that i have seen one around the gym

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    Ya I have used a smith machine lately and it has worked fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainkeezy04
    do it on the smith machine and lean forward liek you would fall over if you werent holding onto that bar. this has helped me a lot.

    That's BRILLIANT!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLittleTim
    That's BRILLIANT!

    Thanks!

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    im glad i can be of service

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    I do them in front, but then you gotta slide it across your you know what. So when I occasionally do shrugs behind the back I 'll use the smith or if there's no smith you can go to a sqat rack (the box type) and slide it across the bars. Just pick it up and pull it towards the bars while leaning forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspector_injector
    I do them in front, but then you gotta slide it across your you know what. So when I occasionally do shrugs behind the back I 'll use the smith or if there's no smith you can go to a sqat rack (the box type) and slide it across the bars. Just pick it up and pull it towards the bars while leaning forward.
    I hate that..i feel like im gonna crush my balls

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    i cant do shrugs on the smith machine, bar is to slippery and i cant turn the bar to rack it when its got a fat load of weight on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker93
    Behind-the-Back DB Shrugs allow the user to avoid the glutes.
    Not applicable for most male trainees...as the heavy dumbells used can't be comfortably held in that position...if you can get 'em in that position at all.

    Been there...tried that...failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesC
    i cant do shrugs on the smith machine, bar is to slippery and i cant turn the bar to rack it when its got a fat load of weight on it!
    set the safety pins of the smith machine to a position 1" below your maximum stretch position.

    Unrack the bar...and lower it to the pins...when you finish your set you can lower back to the pins and adjust the weight...eliminates having to turn the bar to unrack it at the start of each set.

    The slippery factor can be negated by simply:

    using straps; chalk; or sponge... I often use sponge (like the kind that's on the inside of cushions) to reinforce my grip when i dead lift; chin; curl etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspector_injector
    I do them in front
    I stopped doing front shrugs completely.

    I vary between Dumbell shrugs; and behind-the-back shrugs

    I supplement my trap routine with deadlifts; hang-cleans; power-cleans and snatches

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginkobulloba
    At my gym there is a bar that is curved in the middle, looks like this: -------\_____/-------- It works perfectly for behind the back shrugs.
    great suggestion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos
    set the safety pins of the smith machine to a position 1" below your maximum stretch position.

    Unrack the bar...and lower it to the pins...when you finish your set you can lower back to the pins and adjust the weight...eliminates having to turn the bar to unrack it at the start of each set.

    The slippery factor can be negated by simply:

    using straps; chalk; or sponge... I often use sponge (like the kind that's on the inside of cushions) to reinforce my grip when i dead lift; chin; curl etc.
    Ta 4 the advice, but i personally dont believe in using anything to assist grip, but thats just me. The sponge idea is interesting tho, theres this old guy that goes to my gym that uses it when he lifts, hes pretty darned jacked 2!

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    im interested as to why people dont like shrugs from the front as well, coz ive always used them and got very good results!

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    use squats with more freq. said 25 time for 4 sets of course with light wt
    and u will feel hot and sweeting
    but u have down at a leavel of knee

    good luck
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos

    using straps; chalk; or sponge... I often use sponge (like the kind that's on the inside of cushions) to reinforce my grip when i dead lift; chin; curl etc.
    Nark, where do you get these sponges? they would be ideal for my deads since im approaching weight that my grip can't handle very well...
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by novastepp
    Nark, where do you get these sponges? they would be ideal for my deads since im approaching weight that my grip can't handle very well...
    thanks
    i popped into an upholstery place (the place that does cushions etc.)... and got it.

    1" thick.

    You could possibly find sponge in a craft store also.

    ~Nark

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNel04
    i love doin the behind the back barbell shrugs but i have a hard time w/ these cuz the bar keeps on runnin into my ass. any suggestions?
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