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    Traps every day?

    Just read a article that recommends doing heavy shrugs everyday for a few weeks to stimulate growth, for people like me that struggle to get them to grow. They said do them between sets of other muscle groups. What you guys think? Thinking bout trying it 5-6 days a week.

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    I recently did this with arms. I had a high volume day bicep, high volume day tricep, low volume day bicep and low volume day tricep. So technically hit arms 4 times a week. I worked these in conjunction with other muscle groups.

    I got great size out of it and my arms grew alot.


    What exercises are you doing for traps? Mine are big, those and my shoulders are a dominant muscle on me. If you aren't getting a good pump and form isn't on point then its hard to grow the traps.

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    Close grip upright rows, lift to your teeth.
    As you rasise the bar lift shoulders and then roll them back at the top of the lift. Pull the bar apart at the top.

    3 sets of ten should leave them shredded. I think working any muscle 7 days a week is counterproductive.
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    I currently do upright rows, behind the back barbell shrugs, dumbell shrugs, cable rows, and single arm cable shrugs. Not necessarily all of them each time
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Just read a article that recommends doing heavy shrugs everyday for a few weeks to stimulate growth, for people like me that struggle to get them to grow. They said do them between sets of other muscle groups. What you guys think? Thinking bout trying it 5-6 days a week.
    For 2 or 3 weeks... give it a try and let us know how it goes. Obviously change plans if you develop overuse issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    For 2 or 3 weeks... give it a try and let us know how it goes. Obviously change plans if you develop overuse issues
    Will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    I currently do upright rows, behind the back barbell shrugs, dumbell shrugs, cable rows, and single arm cable shrugs. Not necessarily all of them each time
    I am gonna try behind back bb shrugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    I am gonna try behind back bb shrugs.
    They will make them sore!

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    Do drop sets with the dumbbells, you will get a better burn and pump.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    I am gonna try behind back bb shrugs.
    Do them on a smith. Nice movement.
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    Sure, you can train them every day for a week and shock them into some growth. You could also try EOD and try to do a different exercise each time.


    Barbell shrugs
    Behind the back shrugs
    Dumbell shrugs
    Upright rows
    Etc.

    You can even try some giant sets for them. Pick three movements and move from one to the other with no time between. Rest and repeat a few times.
    Another tactic is to lighten the weight every other trap day and shrug the weight up, pause there for 5 seconds and repeat. It'll hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Do them on a smith. Nice movement.
    No chance on an angled smith right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheart View Post
    No chance on an angled smith right?

    Sure there is. Just lean into it. It's not as if we're moving the bar a great distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Do them on a smith. Nice movement.
    Will do. I use smith for anything I can now. Love it for OH press

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Will do. I use smith for anything I can now. Love it for OH press
    I love it for oh pressed too, sometimes I lean back a little so its hitting my upper chest. I use it for squats also
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Sure, you can train them every day for a week and shock them into some growth. You could also try EOD and try to do a different exercise each time.


    Barbell shrugs
    Behind the back shrugs
    Dumbell shrugs
    Upright rows
    Etc.

    You can even try some giant sets for them. Pick three movements and move from one to the other with no time between. Rest and repeat a few times.
    Another tactic is to lighten the weight every other trap day and shrug the weight up, pause there for 5 seconds and repeat. It'll hurt.
    Cool, I'll definitely give it a try

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    No imho don't do it.
    Just hit them hard and first in your workout and really take them to war and then let them repair, you wont let them repair training each day, all you will see is some inflammation which is false growth. Hit them hard from front and back and condense the sets and reps and go to failure and beyond, job done and let them repair and repeat IMHO.
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    Disproportionate traps ruins a physique IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    No imho don't do it.
    Just hit them hard and first in your workout and really take them to war and then let them repair, you wont let them repair training each day, all you will see is some inflammation which is false growth. Hit them hard from front and back and condense the sets and reps and go to failure and beyond, job done and let them repair and repeat IMHO.
    But wouldn't hurt for one week eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post
    Disproportionate traps ruins a physique IMHO.
    That's not a problem with me lol

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    Mine will pop up just a little when I'm bulking, but as soon as I start cutting they disappear

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    Traps every day?-the_power_look.jpg
    This looks perfect to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
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    This looks perfect to me
    This looks half my age, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    But wouldn't hurt for one week eh?
    Honestly I think it would be counterproductive - Building muscle doesn't work like that even if you have a stubborn body part you would put that body part under different stress what its not use to initiate new growth but training every day isn't one of those stresses you would do. You need to attack that body part like you have never before, I don't know your routine but absolutely destroy that bodypart and hit it from every angle and it will have no alternative but to initiate growth. It would be impossible for me to train any bodypart every day, all you will do is hold back because you know you have another 6 days training, it would be impossible to train the next day if you train it correctly in the first place. I'm talking new growth here not pump and inflammation in the area I am talking long term growth - just think about it nothing changed over the yrs regarding growing muscle tissue. But by all means try it but you would be better putting those 7 days worth of training in one session and fuking train them intense hard and to their limit so they HAVE to grow- simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Honestly I think it would be counterproductive - Building muscle doesn't work like that even if you have a stubborn body part you would put that body part under different stress what its not use to initiate new growth but training every day isn't one of those stresses you would do. You need to attack that body part like you have never before, I don't know your routine but absolutely destroy that bodypart and hit it from every angle and it will have no alternative but to initiate growth. It would be impossible for me to train any bodypart every day, all you will do is hold back because you know you have another 6 days training, it would be impossible to train the next day if you train it correctly in the first place. I'm talking new growth here not pump and inflammation in the area I am talking long term growth - just think about it nothing changed over the yrs regarding growing muscle tissue. But by all means try it but you would be better putting those 7 days worth of training in one session and fuking train them intense hard and to their limit so they HAVE to grow- simple
    Alright, you talked me out of it. Twice a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    This looks half my age, lol.
    Lol, me too

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    If you train any muscle group properly to tear tissues and promote repair: You would walk into the gym with the soreness already reminding you that training them again would not be wise until they heal.

    I don't know what your normal routine looks like for traps, but you basically have two choices: High weight or high reps. Just switch it up every few weeks. And by high reps I'm talking total of all sets being in the 200's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    I am gonna try behind back bb shrugs.
    They work great. They hit them at a different angle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
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    This looks perfect to me
    Remove the chest, shoulders and arms and try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post
    Remove the chest, shoulders and arms and try again
    Are you saying my chest, shoulders and arms suck...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
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    This looks perfect to me
    Your never gonna be black tarzan...
    I am sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Your never gonna be black tarzan...
    I am sorry.
    I dont know, if I get that stuff charger been taking, maybe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    I dont know, if I get that stuff charger been taking, maybe!
    Lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarzan View Post
    Are you saying my chest, shoulders and arms suck...lol
    Compared to that guy, yes.

    Don't feel bad I'm in the same boat.

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