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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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    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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  3. #2
    Demons of Steel and Flesh HP666's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    In a Chapel of Ghouls
    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.

  4. #3
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    May 2004
    Southeast PA
    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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    Senior Member Chickenlegs's Avatar
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    The H.H. 35
    The worst part about barbell shrugs is pulling it into my bean bag. ouch!

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    Yeah, I know.....Its huge Ockhams_Razor's Avatar
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    Kzoo, MI
    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.
    "Only advantage of having a larger ROM in the gym is to punch newbies who try to steal your equipment." -mikey4402

  7. #6
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    Rhode Island
    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

  8. #7
    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    May 2003
    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"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    RRRRIP TEARRR BULGE hulkinout's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    I maxed out the cable stack on shrugs long ago...ours only go to 200.

  10. #9
    Ex-Manwhore KingWilder's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    My traps really started blowing up when I added Power Cleans (and completely stopped shrugs)
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

    Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
    Snatch:145 C&J: 205
    Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
    Max Pull-Ups: 44

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  11. #10
    Wannabebig Member
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    Oct 2007
    why do them with cables? just load a barbell up

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