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Old 05-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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Rippetoe style shrugs from a dead stop = good. The first rep was difficult, but each each subsequent rep felt more natural.

I don't rave about exercises often, but I think this is a keeper for me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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Definitely the MaB lift of the week. My traps are sorer today than yesterday! Definitely going to bust these out once every week or two.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I was thinking of lowering the pin depth from week to week to see if I could hang. Yesterday my pins were set at the #2 position. I would raise it a bit to #3, and work down over the course of 4 workouts to no pins which is slightly below knee. Perhaps this is too low, but I am curious to find out.

I have never aggressively trained the top half of the lift.
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I shall be trying this out myself on Saturday as I seek more power in my upper back. Traps are king and I shall be crowned
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It was good to get reminded off those! Did them a while back and then today again. Good trap soreness coming up!
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Rippetoes says that Starr had him alternate those with power cleans on one day then Rack Pulls and Halting Deadlifts on the other. I have never trained specfically that way but it makes sense.
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