What do you shrug with db's compared to bb shrugs?

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I dont do bb shrugs because it feels awkward.. I use the 110 for 15, 115 for 15 and 120 for 12 wif teh db shruggages.

    225 on smith machine behind the back. fawking weak.
     
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    I use 40-45kg (~90-100lbs) dumbells for higher reps - around 20 reps usually

    I don't do barbell shrugs but if I did I'd probably use 80kg (~200lbs)

    I just feel I get a better range of motion with dumbells. Plus it's harder to cheat and jerk the weight up :dunno:
     
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    I personally do both - you can shrug DB higher (hope that makes sense) than you can BB. Plus you tend to stand more upright with DB's.
     
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    DBs: 3 sets of 85x20

    BB: 3 sets of 245x15-20
     
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    DB: Heavy as they go (120's) * a billion reps
    BB: 585 * 10 last week, have gone higher, have done 405 for sets of 40.
     
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    My last set of BB shrugs are usually around 425 with straps.

    DB, 125's

    I alternate each week.
     
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    I don't usually do shrugs but the last time I did it was something like 120's for 12-15 reps. The db didn't go very high at my gym.
     
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    105x12 for 3 sets for db
     
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    I shrug a crapload more with BB..
     
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    christ :eek3:
     
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    DB's only go to 120 so those for a bunch of reps. I prefer doing it on the smith machine with 3 plates a side for a few reps. But I'm probably the last person in the world who needs to do shrugs. lol
     
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    coughcoughbullshitcoughcough

    Marius Pudzianowski was shown on vid doing shrugs with 120's for only 10,769,820 reps.

    :mamoru::p
     
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    Shrugs are on my back days at the end. By then my grip starts failing around 255ish. I've done 315 with straps. I just started doing db shrugs.
     
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    Have done 405x8 on BB shrugs before

    Most of the time 275x12-15 in front or behind neck
    db's IDk 100-110x10-12. Don't feel a good enough squeeze with db's though.
     
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    Less, because I like farmer's walks and I don't want my grip to fade out. So I do bb first, stepped from 225 to 325, then back down to 225, and then bb farmer's walks with maybe 1-2 sets of shrugs thrown in after if I have anything left.
     
  16. penisbird

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    i think i need to get some straps because my grip starts going halfway through back days. my forearms get swole and veiny but it limits what i can lift in other areas. fuck it tho im just going to wait for them to catch up.

    i wouldnt want to pay for straps but does anyone know how to make them out of a torn up t-shrit or anything?
     
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    i def use straps for shrugs.. last exercise of the day and my grip is shot.. plus 100+ lbs in each hand is heavy :hs:
     
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    NUDES postd a log of..i forget who.. "i was shrugging 11ty lbs, but then the straps broke, so i had to stop.. i then did seated front raises with 85 lbs" hoornstra, maybe?
     
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    i think shrugs are like bent rows, one of the most over inflated numbers lifts ever.
     
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    This thread is hilarious.
     
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    Its like a comp thread...yeah brutha shrug it up son
     
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    Once I shaved my head, wore torn sweatpants and a flannel with the sleeves ripped off, and I shrugged a giant redwood trunk.
     
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    i prefer db shrugs... bb shrugs are just weird
     
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    Theres not enough weight in the gym so I shrug a volkswagen bug in each hand.

    Tears me up real good!
     
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    i prefer civics :ugh:
     
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