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    Traps... W/shoulders or back???

    When do you guys mostly incorporate your trap workouts. With your back workout or shoulder routine?

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    shoulders for me

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    back for me as they are Situated in the back. 3 sets of shrugs at the start of back day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    back for me as they are Situated in the back. 3 sets of shrugs at the start of back day...


    I always hit them on back day because deadlifts are an important part of getting them to grow, and they probably make up 30-40% area coverage of the back so hell yeh, they are on the bloody back. People always put traps with shoulders and its misguided

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    That is what I've been thinking lately as well and wanted to double check with others. I always did them with shoulders for years, but have changed my routine.

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    Shoulders...

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    Shoulders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE CROW
    Shoulders...
    Unless your trap routine consists of upright rows, then traps with shoulders is a no brainer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexor


    I always hit them on back day because deadlifts are an important part of getting them to grow, and they probably make up 30-40% area coverage of the back so hell yeh, they are on the bloody back. People always put traps with shoulders and its misguided

    i usually put them with shoulders as well, and i feel they are the part on my body that is lagging the most behind all my other muscles...i think i shall throw them in on back day for a couple weeks and see what happens

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    i do them with shoulders because i save them for last. I would be to tired on back day to really get a good/heavy shrug workout. But thats just me.

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    I have found that doing traps on shoulder day because they can be worked more frequently then other muscle groups. Dont quote me saying to work traps 3 times a week, but I think shoulder day first nicely..as long as it is a few days after back day. Sure, deadlifts do stimulate the traps a little bit, but I dont feel it much. I have had good success with doing them with shoulders for awhile now. Almost like doing back, and then incorporating an arm day several days later.

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    i do seated bent over shrugs on back day and barbell shrugs on shoulder day.

    back day is tuesday shoulders are thursday

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    I prefer to do them on back day I believe that heavy enough deadlifts with strict form puts ample stress on the traps to ensure growth and may add a couple sets of shrugs.

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    I've rotated them and feel that they have grown more while doing them with shoulders. Traps are divided into 4 parts and the top half just seems to get a better workout during the shoulder day and the bottom half during back day. Just my opinion, but I would try them both and see which one shows more growth for you

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    Decisions, decisions...

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    i do em after deads on back day, aint nothing gona make traps grow better than heavy deads followed by heavy shrugs!

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