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    uneven traps!

    my right trap is smaller, should i do something different in my workout like do heavier weights on the smaller side and lighter on the bigger side? or will this eventually even out by itself?

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    anyone?!

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    It may be genetics or your training your traps incorrectly.

    Traps grow by squeezin the muscle , there is no point doing extremely heavy shrugs ,because you do less than half of full motion.

    Really pay attention on squeezin your traps and doing full range movement.

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    alot of body parts are different size to each other, if its dramatically different I would try and focus on the weaker side by hitting it a few extra with dumb bell shrugs, I would also stretch it out on the rack with heavy weight....

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    thanks Marcus and Purple! I'll try Marcus's suggestion first!

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    I have a question for you, do you deadlift with a mixed grip?

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    no i don't do dead lifts!

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    and dont do a mixed gripp... reason: why would you use a reversed grip adn a straight grip... do normal grip,

    very close friend blew out bicept doing alternating grip in deads... has ruined his entire body. arm is destroyed

    as for the traps...

    i would talk with a chiropractor - and get some structual advise could be just the way you hold your posture, get that figured out then go with marcus's answer

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    Is that you in your pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myalansky View Post
    Is that you in your pic?
    if you're asking me, yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    if you're asking me, yes!
    Just want to say that the difference between the traps is practically unnoticable... at least in that picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myalansky View Post
    Just want to say that the difference between the traps is practically unnoticable... at least in that picture
    thanks, i think I'll post a better photo relaxed, i don't have big traps but its enough to see a difference between the two.

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