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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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    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...

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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)
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    why do them with cables? just load a barbell up

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