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  1. JosephDredd Silver Belt

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    I do about 30 minutes of different kinds of shrugs every upper body workout. My basis is physio shrugs to hit the rhomboids and traps, but I also do at least one or two pure strength lifts.

    Every body here should try the basic advice in Kelso's Shrug Book: whatever lift you're doing, finish it with shrugs.

    On your final rep of your final set of squats, stand and shrug the bar until failure or near failure.

    Bench press: same thing, but shrug the bar forward.

    BO rows: same thing, but shrug the bar backwards with yoru arms extended (bringing your shoulder blades together).

    Deadlift: do some shrugs at the top.

    Dips/pull-ups: shrug your body upwards at the straight-arm, fully extended position.

    Do it with everything. Doing shrugs at the top of front, lateral and rear delt raises is a wild time that makes your shoulder girdle feel like an iron block. Doing shrugs with the bar in a front squat position was a weird-as-hell movement that immediately carried over to escaping side-mount in BJJ.
     
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  2. Frode Falch Gold Belt

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    I dont do it for size/looks. But i feel a bit stronger in the clinch when i do shrugs and neck curls.
     
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  3. orca Machida Fan

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    No. Nope.
     
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  4. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    I shrug everytime you make a post.
     
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  5. nostradumbass Silver Belt

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    Yeah. For some reason, traps can make a person look much bigger/more defined than they really are. Most "jacked" I've ever been was when there weren't any gyms nearby so I kind of made my own near the beach with spackle buckets, tractor tires, sledge hammer and got some old fire hoses from the fire station to use as heavy ropes and shrug carried the spackle buckets for several sets of about 40 yards.
     
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  6. ALE Purple Belt

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    true, slow paced shrugs are for bodybuilding.

    and btw that tyrone pic is like using a pic of K1 ubereem, their traps aren't from focused workout
     
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  7. National Acrobat Superstitious Century, Didn't Time Go Slow?

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    Well thats comically inaccurate.

    Here's deadlift world record holder Cailer Woolam


    Or you can listen to bad seed
     
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  8. bad seed A Really Cool Opatmus

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    for 99% of the population, traps are not the limiting factor on their deadlift. Everyone does it for one reason only- bigass traps look beastly. It's ok to admit it, dont be shy.
     
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  9. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    Cailer Woolam says they help his lockout and he deadlifts 940lbs at 220lbs or so
     
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  10. PUO3 You are a can.

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    Thanks?
     
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