My shoulders are pretty wide & I am always trying to beef up my traps to avoid that damned blocky look! I love using the shrug bar at the gym as the plates are directly on each side with your hands pulling up at your side. Seems a much more natural hand position.
Now, with my work running late most days, I am trying to work out at the house and using a straight bar with palm down grip just does not "feel" as effective as the other. The center of gravity is WAY-Y-Y different (obviously) also when the weight is in front of you....seems higher risk for screwing up my back....again.
Any thoughts....? Is one form of the shrug more effective for building the traps than another?...