is it possible to do any shoulder exercises that don't target your traps?

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  1. Hannibal King

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    i still want to get bigger shoulders but i need to do some exercises that don't involve my traps. My traps are way too big and unproportionate to my body or at least i think so.
     
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    honestly I don't think so but big traps are cool so keep it up
     
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    are you related to daballer?
     
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    no such things as traps too big
     
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    maybe not when your whole body is big. But my traps are too big compared to the rest of my body.
     
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    you can isolate doing side laterals, front raises, but your traps will be used to some degree.\

    I do not agree or condone with avoiding trap work.
     
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    on side laterals, don't raise your arms past the horizontal plane that would extend from your chin out sideways, that will help eliminate the traps involvement.
     
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    Just focus on getting the rest of your body to catch up.
     
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    ask charles glass
     
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    if his shoulders need more growth chances are his traps arnt that big anyway
     
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    eh i have big traps/delts, everyone always says so. Id rather have some muscles big then no muscles big
     
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    post up your giant traps dude
     
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    to the ears dawg, TO THE EARS
     
  16. Mitchj

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    they're not big by your standards bro

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    that looks fine imo. i wuoldnt worry about them getting "too big", maybe just take trap specific exercises out of your workout if you're that worried about it. like dont do shrugs.
     
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    :werd: Traps can be too big if they're not proportional to the rest of your body Imo.
     
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    i didnt say they were huge i said they were unproportionally large. As in they grow faster then the rest of me.



    rant: Listen im not a jackass, ive also seen alot of your pics and aside from the few who run this forum and keep it together youre all a bunch of average guys who go to the gym. Good for you.


    im not a mook, i put effort into heavy deads, heavy squats and dont neglect my legs. obviously heavy squats and deads isnt the same thing as christophers posting heavy squats but i definately dont neglect my shit.

    i come in here because alot of people know their stuff, i know what i look like when my traps get big. They arnt huge theyre just proportionally large to the rest of me and it doesnt look good. Its my fucking perogative to look how i want and that includes molding specific parts of my body. If you dont want to help or want to be sarcastic stay out of my thread, thanks
     
  20. Mitchj

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    its not your thread?
     
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    my goals are to be attractive to myself or the girl im with not to be powerful. Sad part is even though im very specific with my goals right now alot of people are only fake hardcore, i still deadlift twice a week.
     
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    Hannibal King? isnt that the ryan reynolds character in blade 3?
     
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    They look small to me actually.
     
  24. Hannibal King

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    yea
     
  25. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Post your traps.
     
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