[I'm 14 with 14-14.5 inch arms and 37-38 inch chest. I haven't measured latley, My traps also are huge when I flex them they touch my chin. Anyway right now all I take is my protein shakes and nothing else. I would just like some advice on supplements I should buy, I dont want any suggestions relating to steroids, I aint about to get all screwed up.]
This is your post from the supplement section. Your traps already seem to be "beastily" judging from your post. I know he's 14 but this is funny.
I'm 14 and was wondering if anybody got any tips on how to blast my traps. I'll take any advice given, I'm open suggestions, Thanks
I used to have problems w/my traps until I read an article which turned my traps around. I found out that I was using too much weight when working my traps because I was bringing other muscle groups in to help thereby; not working the traps directly.
Therefore, I use no more than 100-125lb BB with slow and strict form with high reps. Heavy weights are OK at times with low reps, but use a more aggressive movement. I've listed a few of the exercises that I use with great success.
Close grip shrugs (Trap Height)- Lean forward Close Grip Upright Rows (Delt/Trap tie-in)-To nipple height only Seated barbell shrugs (Trap Thickness) Behind the back shrugs (Rear Trap Thickness) Wide grip shrugs (Overall trap growth)
I like to super-set the Close grip shrug with the Seated barbell shrug. You can really feel your traps working.
It's best not to let your shoulders go below parallel. This way you keep constant tension on your traps through out the set which is what you want. Also, at the top of the shrug, hold the squeeze for about 5 seconds.