Originally Posted by BigJosh
Power Shrugs just don't work for myself. Maybe I am doing them wrong, but every time I have ever tried them it's an upper body jerk that is hard on my lower back and does very little for my traps.
That is why I use things like power cleans and kirk karwoski rows and "strict" shrugs. I am certainly the minority here at MaB with this experience, but I just haven't been able to make power shrugs work for myself.
I am the same as you Josh - my lower back also takes a brutal bashing on power shrugs. I think your right on track doing the cleans and these Kirk Rows. I am also going to try these. Thanks for the great post.
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Meet PR's: (May 2014) Raw Natural
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs/500X5
Total: 1315 Lbs