yeah up right rows great if you wanna build your shoulders..
dude shrugs are obviously the best trap work out, but all the stuff you said about traps isnt really true. the trap is a pulling muscle and doesnt control your neck. (cuz you pull stuff with it)
You do a lot of weight with shrugs too, not 30ibs, seriously what are you a 7 year old?
the guy who says he does 315 and weighs 160 could be 3 feet tall you donno. but odds are good hes full of shit. its not that the weight is so much, its DL, then holding it for 6 to 15 reps that is hard to believe.
also shrugs should be done with dumbbells, cuz the mechanics are way better.
if you rotate when you shrug you will eventually hurt your rotator cuff. so dont do that.
Im 6'2'' 190, i dont need to say im a strong mother ****er and talk about my 5 percent body fat...facts are i do shrugs with an 80 or 90 in each hand, 12-15 reps. always had pretty good traps from carrying things a lot when i was little, and wearing a back pack. (this will help your traps too)
The main thing about traps though, is genetics and natural posture. Arnold was a huge dude, and didnt have huge traps. Their just something you kinda have or dont, goldberg did, and you may not oh well doesnt mean anything, traps have about a 6 inch range of motion so life goes on.
up right rows are also not great for your rotator but oh well. they dont work the traps that much though because your traps control your shoulds going up and down not your arms. yes you use your traps but its not really the focus and doesnt have a full range of motion, plus you cant do nearly enough weight.
T-bar is just plain a good exercise and done right works your whole BACK, again traps are attatched to a lot but they dont get the focus here and although it does some its not like the be all end all of trap exercise. If you want big arms do curls, if you want bigger traps do shrugs. period.
Im an exercise science major at MSU, feel free to say omg no way, i dont care cuz im getting a degree in it which means more to me than a dumb ass online
lol leave wuk alone, hes tight, even though sometimes miss guided. Oh and no offense southpaw, just saying. anyone can say anything, and maybe able to do it, just not as well as it sounds on the internet
Originally Posted by Sekou
I see so many people focusing on everything but trapezius muscles.
Traps help you absorb punches with less shock thru your nervous system and assist heavily in lifting objects.
In my opinion the upright row
is the most effective (its also targets your shoulders and biceps
just a thought....