Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Moved this to it's own thread...
I do high reps shrugs from time to time, but I don't know how to do them without heavy weight. I think recently I did 315 x 40 or 50.
In all reality, the difference between an 10 rep set of shrugs and a 20 rep set of shrugs isn't that much weight for most lifters. Both sets should be pretty darn heavy.
I guess I need TUT. TUT is the new progression...
The reason everyone on there keeps bringing it up when I post is that I do them CnP style: no more than 5 reps per set. I recently just did 455 for 10 sets of 3, and they can't understand how that's helping my pulls.
In the meantime: my Traps are getting bigger and stronger, and my Deadlift is now much more solid at lockout.
My reasoning is that if you do Squats/Benching/Deadlifting with heavy weights to get stronger, it only makes sense to train every part of your body the same way. They're telling me to be using 275-315 for Shrugs when I can easily put up 405; peak contraction and all.
Then again, maybe I'm wrong and should start doing Pilates so I don't plateau.