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

It’s 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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    Single-Arm DB Shrugs...

    Anyone care to share some tips or experiences with this particular exercise?

    Thanks, mates.

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    go heavy? I'm drawin a blank, anyone else?
    yea that's right, be jealous

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    yah what are you trying to figure out... haha grab db's and shrug.

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    ahhhhh, thanks?

    I just wanna see what people experiences with single-arm db shrugs, as opposed to the normal shrugs (with both hands, simultaneously). I feel that a better ROM can be acheived.

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    You can get better ROM using DBs, but end up using less total weight. It's a trade off. I actually prefer them over regular barbell shrugs, but my gym doesn't have heavy enough dumbbells for me to use so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt
    You can get better ROM using DBs, but end up using less total weight. It's a trade off. I actually prefer them over regular barbell shrugs, but my gym doesn't have heavy enough dumbbells for me to use so...

    You've misunderstood me. Im just talking about Dumbbell shrugs. But single arm DB shrugs, as opposed to 'double' arm DB shrugs.

    Thanks, anyway.
    Last edited by weak_17; 12-09-2004 at 06:05 AM.

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    I don't see the point in doing them single armed. I reckon the obliques and lower back quite would need to provide quite a bit of stabilization work. That's probably the only benefit, working those muscles along with the traps. I'd prefer two arm shrugs over one arm.
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    I did DB shrugs for a bit, at the same time mind you and then I tried a BB and I find it ALOT better and I can go alot heavier

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    I sometimes finish a set of shrugs by doing single arm shrugs, when you get to that point where your traps seize up, not too sure how beneficial it is, but it feels like it's giving it an extra rep or 2 so i just throw it in, I can't see the harm tbh
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