Traps on back day or shoulder day.

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what day do you work you traps?

  1. traps on back day

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  2. traps on shoulder day

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  1. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Are there any articles or studies that show it's better to work your traps on one day or the other?

    I've been working my traps on shoulder day since I started working out over a year ago and they still suck. I've tried all different shrug variations, as well as upright rows and nothing works. I've recently started doing hang cleans so maybe that might help a little. The only thing I haven't tried is switching them to back day.

    So when do you work your traps?
     
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    Try deadlift, stop thinking so much and just lift heavy weights, eat.
     
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    Both. I do upright rows on back day, and save heavy shrugs for shoulder day. My traps respond best to a LOT of work.
     
  5. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I do deadlift.
     
  6. Marix

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    Upright rows are for your shoulders, aren't they? EIther way I still wouldn't do them if you value your rotator cuffs. If you do keep doing them, go light and use dumbells instead of a barbell. Seriously, I know so many people who hurt their RC doing upright rows and/or wide grip pulldowns.
     
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    whatever you do, dont deadlift or do rack pulls
     
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    and olympic lifts and their variations are definitely OUT of the equation
     
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    shoulder day.
     
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    Exactly, they're very bad for your supraspinatus, infraspinatus and levator scapulae.
     
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    can you elaborate, or pm me something on it? I've been considering this.
     
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    Dead serious. It's a very common injury.
     
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    shoulder day for me... lateral raises and shrugs
     
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    I'm assuming he's asking bc he does more work than that and wants to bodybuild for aesthetics
     
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    My right rotator cuff has been torn since I was 17 years old. I can say, without question, that upright rows are one of the few "shoulder" exercises that actually don't aggravate it. :dunno: I mix it up between cables and BB's.
     
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    both. traps can take a beating.

    though I do hit them harder on shoulder day.
     
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    because the action of the muscles move your shoulders? :hsugh:
     
  21. Marix

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    Side laterals maybe?

    My logic is:
    Front lats already take a good hit with bench press and overhead press.
    Read delts get a good hit from rows, and you have rear delt rows for them too
     
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    :rofl: interesting logic
     
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    I think it is all personal preference. I find it best, more productivie, when I do some direct trap (shrugs) right after I do my deads, because your traps are good and warm ed up, stretched and ready to go. I don't do anything other than shrugs, with different variations.
     
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