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Old 08-09-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
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.
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