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    holding weight???

    I need a good trap exercise(but I'm picky). I don't do deadlifts now, I don't like upright rows and shrugs. What I do like to do (i've only done it once) is hold a lot of weight for a count of like 20 seconds. Has anyone ever done this as an exercise? I know it has a name. I can't imagine it being good for the lower back though. I guess the best way for me to tell if it hit my traps is evaluate my traps when I wake up tomorrow morning.

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    Standing shrugs=thickness

    Seated shrugs=height


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    Haha, that was funny.


    Static holds. Better off with deads and shrugs for traps, they may make you sore though. Great for grip.
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    You could do a farmers walk where you hold the weight like you said, and walk as far as you can until your grip or legs or traps give.

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    Excellent suggestion.

    Farmers walks = ace.

    Big traps belong to big strong dudes.

    Shrugs, deads, FW, high pulls, cleans...
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    high pulls?

    I think deads are one of the best trap exercises. Mine are always blasted after I do deads.

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    Big traps also belong to steroid users... Have you guys ever noticed that? Traps and shoulders are some of the most noticeable changes when one uses steroids. Traps especially, for whatever reason they seem to blow up. I assume it has to do with so many execises stimulating them, and their obviously enhanced ability to resond to that stress. Just food for thought...

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    There was a discussion about that at AF; people postulating on why certain muscle groups, especially the deltoids and traps, responded so well to anabolics. My theory was that these are two of the most frequently overtrained muscle groups, and normally this overuse is masking hypertrophy. Therefore, when recovery and growth is enhanced by steroids, the body can actually handle this high work volume, and therefore these muscles finally grow.

    That was pretty well received, seems like not too many folks had thought of that....
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    wow chris my bros roomate did a cycle and he got big traps but nothing else. id like to ask him what he took out of curiosity but my bro beat his ass and they no longer room together
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    I like to vote for the Farmers walk also. Very tough exercise!!!
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    Re: holding weight???

    Originally posted by Darcy Tucker
    I need a good trap exercise(but I'm picky). I don't do deadlifts now, I don't like upright rows and shrugs.
    Fuking hell ...... I HATE IT ALL !!!!! I hate Squating, deadlifting, rows, getting up in a morning and going for a walk and eating the same Sh!t day in day out ......... training hard all the time takes alot of balls and dedication.

    If you want big traps DEADLIFT, SHRUG and DO your upright rows ...... if you don't want big traps .... take up chess instead.
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    Re: Re: holding weight???

    Originally posted by YatesNightBlade

    If you want big traps DEADLIFT, SHRUG and DO your upright rows ...... if you don't want big traps .... take up chess instead.
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    My sentiments exactly.

    Hey bro, you can hold the weight for 20 seconds. And while you're at it, lower the weight to the ground in a squatting position, then lift it straight up, holding your back as straight as possible, concentrating on lifting the weight with your lower back and powering your heels through the floor. GOOD GOD! YOU"RE DEADLIFTING!
    You want big traps but you wont do the three most important trap exercises? WTF is going on here? Is this a UN meeting??
    And for your weepy, weak, spindly lower back. Hey, bro, I got a good lower back exercise for you...DEADLIFTS! They're beef up that lower back in no time for you, eliminating two needs in one fell swoop. The need to work your lower back, and the need to hold a weight for a rediculous amount of time.

    But I'll let you in on something...
    I hate deadlifts...with a passion. They tear my hands to hell and I hate myself and everybody else in existence while I'm doing them, but the fact is that if I didn't do them what would I have? Nothing. I woulnd't have the back I do now or the larger,defined traps I do without them.

    My least favorite exercise is deadlifts. I dread them. They are the albatross around my neck. I hate approaching the deadlift platform. I hate sticking my ass out while performing reps, drawing attention to my tight, young, shapely buttocks which attracts numerous stares from all of the fuggin fa.... never mind.
    The point is if you wanna be big, you gotta deadlift. End of story.

    3 exercises that must be done to create a complete physical package: Bench press, Squat, Deadlift. If you try to build maximum muscle without those three exercises, you're just wasting your time. And mine. My time is valuable, pal, I'm up at 1:45 am here, I have class at 9am. You think I want to be here telling you to go deadlift? Stop wasting my time and deadlift the damn weights for the love of God.

    And dont forget to squat.

    Go eat your cottage cheese.
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    Thanks CD.

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    Hey man -

    I know a hyuuge bodybuilder who plays chess.

    That's proof that chess makes you hyuge.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    You sure don't need shrugs.

    In my experience direct trap work is never needed. Mine are fried all week long because I have powercleans, squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, rows, and numerous other exercises in my routine. These exercises will make your traps HUGE. IMHO shrugs are not necessary, I hate those bastards anyways.
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    Yeah I know what you mean. I hate shrugs. I find deadlifts much better for stimulating muscle growth in the traps.

    I'm just not deadlifting until I get my trap bar made because of some discomfort in my back.

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    stop being a pussy and do the exercises...
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Originally posted by Paul Stagg
    Hey man -

    I know a hyuuge bodybuilder who plays chess.

    That's proof that chess makes you hyuge.
    Me too .... he has extra heavy pieces and claims to get a front lateral raise rep from every move.
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    Originally posted by notSoBig Guy
    Standing shrugs=thickness

    Seated shrugs=
    That's a new one for me. Why does it work that way?

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    It doesn't.
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    Some moron on another board gave that as advice.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    OK--that's what I was thinking. I've never heard of that one before, and I sure couldn't picture how, in this case, standing or sitting would affect how the muscle grew.

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    It doesn't.

    Unfortunately, though, some 'experts' get all of their information form bodybuilding mags
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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