Deadlift questions v. trap involvement

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  1. Abomb

    Abomb New Member

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    I lock the bar up and backwards but my traps never really get sore from deadlifting ever so im assuming im not getting proper trap involvement.

    what are some visual and mental cues i need to make sure I am getting my traps heavily involved in my deads?

    need a big yolk crew signing in.
     
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    hmmm, my traps are always sore and usually the only thing sore from deads. im not much help but how wide is your grip?
     
  3. Abomb

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    close in. i pull conventional
     
  4. knucks

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    my traps are never sore
     
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    Mine never get sore either. Then again... my chest, triceps and sometimes my legs are the only thing that seem to anymore and I kill myself in the gym just about every time.
     
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    heavy rack pulls and shrugs blast my traps. deads do on my heavier sets, but nothing to bad.

    :dunno: try a snatch grip, that should fuck em up
     
  7. Merck

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    no yoked traps for you
     
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    I'd say widen out your grip. From what i find is close grip is more spinal muscle involvement while a wider grip is both upper back and lats
     
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    Same here...never sore from deadlifting...
     
  10. Abomb

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    well its good to know im not the only one then
     
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    Mine never get sore either
     
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    Muscle soreness != muscle growth
     
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    +1 for wider grip
     
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    snatch-grip deads with less weight are supposed to be the bee's knees
     
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    snatch grip is a major gamechanger as far as what muscles get sore, at least for me

    regular deads don't really make my traps sore though
     
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    my traps are never sore from deadlifting, just my lower back and hammies sometimes
     
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    same here.
     
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    just lower back that's sore here.
     
  20. HorseDick

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    Focus more on keeping your shoulders pulled back throughout the entire lift and you'll definitely feel it in your traps.
     
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    you don't use enough weight or do enough volume...I only feel it when I do high rep rackpulls...
     
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    maybe use a movement that specifically targets traps?
     
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    :werd: snatch grips fuck my upper back up but I don't like doing them for various reasons...
     
  24. Mitchj

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    upright rows are good
     
  25. Abomb

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    probably this on both accounts... hopefully the traps reinflate once im back into the 400+ deads.... i guess db and bb shrugs for now
     
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