The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Cable shrugs for traps

    Does anybody know what kind of results cable shrugs produce for traps?

    Generally I don't do trap workouts, but am thinking of incorporating them into my workout.

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    Demons of Steel and Flesh HP666's Avatar
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    Forget the cables, pick up the dumb bells or barbell. Unless of course you don't have any, then doing shrugs with cables would have to work.

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    I would think that you would have a problem getting enough resistance with cables. Most cable stacks only go up to 300lbs at most.

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    The worst part about barbell shrugs is pulling it into my bean bag. ouch!

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    i would have to say the only time, and i mean only time, that you would ever want to use cable's for traps is if there weren't any dumbell's and/or barbells. those are the best way to go, plus i can't imagine the cable machines having enough weight to make it worth it anyway.
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    i would stay away, stick with barbells doing explosive power shrugs or dumbbells doing strict "high" shrugs shrugging and holding as high as possible.
    2000 or bust

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    Unless you attached two low cables to dumbells so the cables pull you forward and did shrugs that way. That could be fun...

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    I maxed out the cable stack on shrugs long ago...ours only go to 200.

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    My traps really started blowing up when I added Power Cleans (and completely stopped shrugs)
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

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    why do them with cables? just load a barbell up

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