When doing shrugs....

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    Do you keep:
    1) chin to chest
    2) neutral position/ looking forward
    3) head tilted back

    :dunno:

    Or absolutely doesn't make any difference?
     
  2. jokka

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    what's the best way ?
     
  3. Hedger

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    I have wondered this too....
     
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    I feel it in my traps a lot more (thus i think it is better form) when i keep my chin on my chest. never tried tilting back, but looking forward doesn't feel right when compared to chin on chest.
     
  5. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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  6. jokka

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    when i do db shrugs with my chin down.. i can feel it nicely along the neck muscles that go all the way up to your head
     
  7. CPop

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    Neutral, neck "bulled". If I let my head come foward ("goosing" if you will) I almost always fuck up my neck.
     
  8. delay pedal

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    where should your hands be on barbell shrugs?
     
  9. igo4bmx

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    lean head forward and imagine they are gonna touch together.
     
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    I tend to shrug with pinky on the rings, as this is my usual raw bench grip, and I shrug to assist my bench. Otherwise I'm maybe 1 hand width more narrow.
     
  11. michael

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    head down
     
  12. Skeletor

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    i'm most comfortable at neutral

    when I'm burnt out though and doing a drop set or something, I tend to look up a little, probably because it makes my decreased ROM feel like it's the real thing :o
     
  13. ballerman230

    ballerman230 just a pale blue dot

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    Does anyone do overhead shrugs? Where's your head when you do those?
     
  14. deadbolt

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    i always just look straight forward. whats the benefit of keeping your head down?
     
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    straight forward
     
  16. React

    React Still Strong

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    always wondered this too..

    i look forward :dunno:
     
  17. Plan B

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    straight forward
     
  18. DTR rex

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    DB shrugs = straight forward

    BB shrugs = head down

    I don't do it that way for any reason other than that it's more comfortable.
     
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    straight forward on all
     
  20. ccrooks

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    head straight forward, but to be totally honest, i didn't think that it made any difference, so i've never given it much thought
     
  21. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Does anyone else pinch their shoulder blades when they do bb shrugs?
     
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    Definitely not head back...for me, that's asking for an injury. I normally keep my head straight, but I notice that in some circumstances it feels like I'm hitting the traps more when I touch my chin to my chest, but it starts to feel awkward after a while.
     
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    Eyes up. Similar to squat position. Oh, and I do mostly seated DB shrugs.
     
  24. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    I like my head up and shoulders relaxed completely for full range of motion. I also like to have a bend in my arm and use a little bit of arm to move it
     
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    WHAT, WHAT, WHAT
     
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