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Old 12-29-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Is the military press shrug any good and why would it be any different than just a military press?

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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I don't see the point but maybe I am missing something. The traps are engaged throughout the military press. Not sure why you would feel the need to add a new lift instead of just performing military presses.
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That just seems silly to me.
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They are different exercises, neither are there to replace the other, or to be added instead the other, if you know what I mean.
Military Shrugs is not an alternative for Military Presses, it's an alternative or if you want, an accessory, for example, for standard Shrugs.

Ιt's obvious that they have a little bit different effect.
You emphasize more on traps with the Military Shrug, and you emphasize more on delts with the Military Press.

The one is a pressing exercise and the other is a shrugging exercise.

You can use both in a plan, as would someone use for example both Squats and Goodmornings, where they target a bit the same muscles etc, but have a different effect, pattern etc.
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Brawny that is a good analysis, however you should also factor in the efficacy of different exercises. Bench Presses generally work better for building pectoral mass than Flyes for instance; there are biological reasons for this and empirical evidence to support this.

Looking at that Press/Shrug it is quite clear to me anyway that you would not be able to load the traps to any sufficient degree, making it less productive than a regular Shrug, or Deadlifts, Rows or any number of useful trap exercises.
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Looking at that Press/Shrug it is quite clear to me anyway that you would not be able to load the traps to any sufficient degree, making it less productive than a regular Shrug, or Deadlifts, Rows or any number of useful trap exercises.
They are less productive than the other you mention for the reasons you mean and I agree, but maybe are productive in another way/reason, for example to give a carryover from the traps to overhead pressing at the starting position or something like that.
I think CT explains why and for what etc, in the video.

Anyway I wanted just to mention that they are different exercises etc, and Military Shrugs aren't to replace or done instead of Military Presses, because I understood that the question of the thread was about that.

I hope you understand what I mean, English is not my mother language.
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Your english is very good

I think we can add one more factor into the equation... CT talks a lot of nonsense
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