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    Working the traps

    Hello , anyone have some good exercices for traps , Barbell shrugs and Dumbell shrug don't seem to do the job ? Any of you have other workouts ? tnx

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    i dont know if you do deads, but when i added those to my routine last year, my traps started growing very noticeably. and, im not even doing 'em heavy.

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    Dead lifts are great for traps.. so are power cleans, upright rows and heavy shrugs.

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    Another one for Deads

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripped4fsu
    Dead lifts are great for traps.. so are power cleans, upright rows and heavy shrugs.
    totally agreed...

    as far as shrugs go - try making sure you look downwards and hold at the top for a second...changing this really helped me out...

    and mix it up...do a variety of exercises.

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    When you work your sholders do dumbell and barbell presses especially behind the neck. That works them along with your shoulders. It will help thicken them up.

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    Anything done behind the neck can be an injury waiting to happen.

    My vote goes to deadlifts. What? This isnt a pole? I dont care, I'm voting anyway.

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    neck machine, If you don't have one of them do manual resistance with your partner, if no partner use a band. Form is vital, look down, do dumbells and barbell. Hold the contraction at the top.

    Whatcha gonna do......

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    hand cleans and power cleans then some heavy shrugs to finish them off r my favs..

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    in order to work your traps properly you ahve to shrug your shoulders slightly back on an angle, shruging straight up and down is holding back your trap development ! also do shrugs with your chin on your chest this allows for a greater range of motion! if you want to know what the correct movement is to work a muscle correctly you have to look at the direction of the striations! you have to go with the grain!

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