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    Senior Member Ozzy Osbourne's Avatar
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    shrug at the top of deadlift for traps?

    I read in another post that someone said to shrug at the top of a deadlift, and this sounds like a good idea to me. Just wondering if you guys think this is a good idea or would it be better to just shrug separately from your deadlift.
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    I've done it. Personally I prefer them separate as my grip begins to give way and neither back nor traps get a full workout.

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    :withstupi

    The bar's practically falling out of my hands after a set of deadlifts, so yea I do them separately.

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    If you want to do BB shrugs, then do BB shrugs.

    In other words, :withstupi
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    Im with stupids

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    i agree with stupids as well.
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    My arms are basically in a shrugged position the whole time...so I dont do a 'shrug' at the top, per say(se?), but I'm performing a shruglike movement.
    I found my body was much more ridgid for...whatever reason...when my traps were flexed. I also got away with not having to do any direct trap work for a long time.

    But yeah. I'm with the above idiots. Stupids, sorry. The above stupids.

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    Yeah, with stupids.

    You should pull your shoulders back at the top of a deadlift.

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    The stupidity on this board is astounding.
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    If you're using a double overhand grip and deadlifting for reps anyway, you could try it. However, concentrating on just lifting the weight while doing deads is usually hard enough - especially when you're squeezing out those last couple reps that seem to take about 40 seconds a piece.

    If you're just doing light/moderate deadlift weight and want to try it as a superset, give it a shot and see how you like it.

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