I've been doing shrugs with DB's after my 1st bad car accident for over 10 years now.
However, two kids later, I can't get into the gym as much to hit them on a weekly basis. Getting into that exercise heavy really helped reduce my recovery time when I got into a 2nd car accident 2 years later. I ended up with bulging discs at T1 and T2, but it could have been much worse, got hit at 50mph..no brakes. No treatment has been suggested.
I was thinking about buying a shrug bar to add to my home equipment. I currently didn't have any plans to get 50's-100's bb's. I do DL's already, but I do them more for legs.
Last night I was in my gym and noticed they had a shrug bar in the corner so I tried it out. It certainly doesn't hit the traps like I was used to because the grip forces your arms out wide, but any opinions on if it's more/less effective?
EDIT, I messed up the initial post. I meant I do db shurgs, not bb shrugs.
I will typically start with 50's and go up to 90's or 100's depending on how my grip is holding up.