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Old 01-22-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Anyone ever try power shrugs with slow negatives?

I'm getting Versa Gripps this week and might try some power shrugs and do slow negatives at the end of the set(s). Any thoughts?
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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No, I've never done that.

In fact I've never really put direct trap work as a major part of any routine. I generally just think of them as secondary to deads and rows, and upright pulls.

That, however is looking at it from a BB standpoint and not wanting to much trap development that would throw off delt symmetry. Pure powerlifters will probably have just the opposite opinion.

Don't get me wrong. I want traps, I would just prefer to bring their size up gradually after I'm happy with other aspects.
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I only do moderate weight on shrugs with very strict controlled speed. No fast reps. I nice contraction at the top. I feel like this towards the end of your DL day makes for some good fried traps! Yum!
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yes, I have tried those. OUCH. Very effective
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Thanks guys. My grip has never held up to power shrugs without straps, so I might do some playing around.
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Sorry for the stupid question that I am about to ask, what are "Power Shrugs"?
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Sorry for the stupid question that I am about to ask, what are "Power Shrugs"?
More like powerlifting shrugs then bodybuilding shrugs. They use a bit of momentum.

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Thanks for the clip Brother. How effective do you think they would be, looks as if it would still overload the traps as controlled shrugs would...I might give them a try.
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Thanks for the clip Brother. How effective do you think they would be, looks as if it would still overload the traps as controlled shrugs would...I might give them a try.
IMO they're a great way to get used to heavier weight. to a certain point i think they help Deadlift
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