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    shrugs question

    Is the smith machine ok for shrugs or are dumbbell and barbells better?

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    Dumbells and Barbells all the way, 'keep away from the Smith machine!'

    Free weights are always better than any machine, IMO.........Peace.

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    Ok thanks i appreciate it alot. Have a good day

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    I wouldnt over-do any type of shrugs, but the only thing the Smith is good for is as a coat rack or Supine Rows, lol.

    Stick with the free-weights, Samo = 100% correct.

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    I use a hammerstrength shrug machine at my gym. I think it works great, but if it's being used I do DB shrugs.

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    I don't like using the smith machine because it is guided. It's ok as far as proper form goes...but I'd rather use a barbell or dumbell. There's none I really prefer. I switch it up between barbell and dumbell

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    I don't do shrugs anymore but when I did do them I preferred to use a barbell.

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    I prefer barbell shrugs, even over dumbells. I'll change it up every now and then but nothing beats barbell shrugs for my traps.

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    Honestly, doing shrugs on the smith machine isnt that bad. The movement is up and down, plus its a small movement at that.

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    I do barbell shrugs on the squat rack. My traps exploded when I stopped doing dumbbell shrugs, and switched to barbell. I also use straps for shrugs so I can focus on working my traps rather than my grip. For many people, their traps are just going to be stronger than their hands, so it is stupid to not to, in my opinion.

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    Last time I did DB shrugs, I couldnt go heavy cuz of the fatigue I had already gotten from my workout, but I also didnt use straps to give myself a lil bit of grip strength work.

    Id like to use straps so I can shrug heavier weight, but with the all the other lifts I do, I wonder if its going to make that much of a difference.

    I guess the only sure way around it is to cycle intensity. One week 10-12 reps. Another week, 8-10 reps.

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    when doing barbell shrugs do you think bar behind or bar in front is best??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben16v View Post
    when doing barbell shrugs do you think bar behind or bar in front is best??

    Bar in front. I can't think of a reason to hold the par behind your back other than to prevent the bar from bumping into your balls when you come down with the bar.

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    I've never done traditional shrugs before but I like overhead shrugs and lying shrugs.

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