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    shrugs

    I was wondering how effective shrugs are and what muscle groups the excercise hits hardest. I know shrugs work shoulders, is that basically all it works?

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    unless you are using DB and consciously pushing the weight outward i don''t think it works your shoulders much at all.

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    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...r/BBShrug.html

    Shrugs work your traps. That being said, I don't really see the need for direct trap work. After DLs and all the other movements that use traps as stabilizers I find my traps are sufficiently worked.
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    I find DLs hit my traps harder than shrugs anyways.
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    Thanks guys. I do use dumbells and raise my arms strait out as well as the shoulder press machine. Can anyone recomened an excercise that directly works shoulders?

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    arnolds
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    side lat raises
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    I like arnolds the best for direct shoulder work. I've had big gains since I started doing them a few months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rk77
    Thanks guys. I do use dumbells and raise my arms strait out...
    That sounds like Front Raises, not shrugs. Shrugs, you hold the weights at your side, and simple shrug your shoulders up and down. The entire ROM is only a few inches.

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    yea i realize what shrugs are, i was just sayin i do that excercise as well. what are arnolds?

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    scanned this outta "the new encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding" .. quality is a little bad but its better than nothing.
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    Deadlifts made my traps grow more than shrugs. Oh, and eating helps too.
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    Shrugs hit your traps...If your doing them correctly...very little if any shoulder should be involved.

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    I tried arnolds before but sitting down, found the movement hard to do, is it easier standing?

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    this is true built but for any movement using heavier weight I try to avoid sitting upright and thus avoid spinal compression forces. when standing you can use the knees and legs to absorb force instead of the fibrous cartilage of the intervetebral disk space

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