do you train traps in isolation?

do you train traps in isolation?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    no, i usually train traps with others around

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this. need the mires.

      No, large traps look ridiculous.

      lol gays who think that occasional shrugs give them bodybuilder tier ridiculous traps are like girls who think touching a barbell makes them too manly

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        this.
        traps are ridiculously hard to grow in size, even with isolating exercises.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yes I do dumbbell shrugs. I didn't do them for several years but added them to my routine couple weeks ago again.
          I don't see why you wouldn't unless your life is literally so busy that you simply CANNOT spend another 5 minutes in the gym once a week. It's a muscle just like anything else and if you isolate them you will see gains. I added 5 reps in a week to my shrugs, just after doing them once. There's really no reason to not keep the entirety of your body in shape.

          yeah dude you will just accidentally gain so fucking freaky amounts of lean muscle mass and blow your traps and look like an ifbb pro yeah totally gonna happen bro better lay off the traps haha

          newfags and dyels
          you use traps from shoulder stabilization in nearly every exercise known to man. they get big quickly.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            since you are the expert right here, what would you say it's better to grow the traps? High reps/volume like shoulders or go heavy on the isolated lifts?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              the traps grow directly proportional to the amount of regular weight and activation put forth on them.
              For instance you use your traps when you countersway your arms during a walk.
              So add 5lbs to your arms and just walk. Your traps will grow larger to compensate.
              A lot larger than just doing a few shrugs with some dumbells.

              See a common issue is people confuse trap tautness with trap size.
              With large weighted shrugs the traps like to squeeze together (usually causing stiff neck or back problems), but once you stretch them out again they aren't actually any bigger (or relatively larger to be more accurate) than if you just didn't exercise them.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Just do heavy diddlies and heavy shrugs, light weights do fuckall for traps

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I literally have to go out of my way to not grow my traps

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >lol gays who think that occasional shrugs give them bodybuilder tier ridiculous traps are like girls who think touching a barbell makes them too manly
        this is retarded, any increase in muscle will make me more manly, it's not that we fear turning into shehulk, it's that ANY mass increase is undesirable.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >ANY mass increase is undesirable
          No

          >she touches the barbell
          >picks it up and puts it back down again
          >Increase in mass on that ass
          >desirable

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Which is even more fucking retarded.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No, my traps get enough attention from other exercises. At least to the extent I want. I don't need to isolate them.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >No, my traps get enough attention
          Yeah, my big fat bbc

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No, large traps look ridiculous.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes I do dumbbell shrugs. I didn't do them for several years but added them to my routine couple weeks ago again.
      I don't see why you wouldn't unless your life is literally so busy that you simply CANNOT spend another 5 minutes in the gym once a week. It's a muscle just like anything else and if you isolate them you will see gains. I added 5 reps in a week to my shrugs, just after doing them once. There's really no reason to not keep the entirety of your body in shape.

      yeah dude you will just accidentally gain so fucking freaky amounts of lean muscle mass and blow your traps and look like an ifbb pro yeah totally gonna happen bro better lay off the traps haha

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Traps are extremely unaesthetic. If I could restart my weight lifting escapades I'd ignore them completely.

      when i see someone, specially natty, with large traps i know thats a person that goes to the gym and lifts
      when i dont, thats someone thats destined to look like a dyel
      now someone with traps AND broad, juicy shoulders? thats a god on earth right there

      Reminder to newfag dyels: You will NEVER have to worry about having too big of an upper back

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This only happens to roiders

        this

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I go twice as hard on my pull days than I do my push days. I'd rather have a huge back than a huge chest or have t Rex quads
        Picrel is my progress

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      they only look weird on dudes with short trap insertions and small shoulder width/frame.
      If you got the real estate to build, fucking build it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What if you don't have the real estate to build? I have a very narrow frame

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If you don't roid you will never have this problem

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This only happens to roiders

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >uhh no i don't train, i don't want to look too big
      Holy shit EXIT this board you fucking gay

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone I see with big traps is a shoulderlet like in OP's pic. Every single one is a beanpole. I've never seen an exception besides some roiding gigabros who everyone knows isn't natty and has been juicing since 13.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Retard.

      Traps are extremely unaesthetic. If I could restart my weight lifting escapades I'd ignore them completely.

      Retard

      this.
      traps are ridiculously hard to grow in size, even with isolating exercises.

      My Traps are naturally big and respond extremely well to stimulation.

      Ignore the guy dissing your insertions. If you’re natural your traps look great. One of the most important muscles for looking strong in a shirt and with normies. If they don’t think you’re roiding you’ll seem super strong to them since traps are hard to grow naturally.

      Thanks, yeah I'm natty and older, almost 40. For some reason shrugs are disproportionately easy for me compared to other lifts. Was just unsure if I'm building a shitty physique because of them since my shoulders aren't that wide to begin with.

      Based traps.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are people with narrower frames doomed to look like the guy on the left? I'd rather be dyel

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      OHP ~6-10 reps and dead hang pulls+chins.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Traps are extremely unaesthetic. If I could restart my weight lifting escapades I'd ignore them completely.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I get plenty of upper traps work from lateral raises.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    when i see someone, specially natty, with large traps i know thats a person that goes to the gym and lifts
    when i dont, thats someone thats destined to look like a dyel
    now someone with traps AND broad, juicy shoulders? thats a god on earth right there

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just do lateral raises while leaning forward. Blasts traps and rear delts.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This. If you're doing laterals, OHP, barbell rows and deadlifts, isolating traps is not really necessary. For beginners wanting to look good in a t shirt it's not a bad idea though. They are easy to train and easy to gain.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I train everything in isolation because I have a home gym

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this. it also doesn't help that i don't have friends

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    important to note that trap exercises helps you get a thicker neck.
    so you better start doing it.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Amazing how smaller traps look better

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it’s simply not an aesthetic physique broski

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/zJo0Ll5.jpg

          it’s simply not an aesthetic physique broski

          https://i.imgur.com/GsrlJLi.jpg

          https://i.imgur.com/brxW4wN.jpg

          https://i.imgur.com/DX88i1G.png

          Amazing how smaller traps look better

          you're not scaling the heads correctly you fucking retard. that's why some look off. but yeah wider shoulders are better no shit

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            dweeb ass bro scale it yourself then you dyel fuck ugly ass virgin sperging all over my dick lmao!

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              shieet moron kys

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What do I do to avoid the left one?

      I dont know what your point is, the guy on the right still looks better

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Gene editing in the womb.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure your mother’s father is a wide-clavicled chad next time

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Post same shoulder width for once

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      right mogs left

      right still mogs left wtf oh no facebros we got too cocky

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, Shrug bar for 20 rep sets with light weight and a squeeze at the end of a back workout

    They get hit hard with rows and deads already

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >cropping the weights on left and the hips on right
    kys moron brain

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No, deadlifts are more than enough

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Rate traps pls. I love doing shrugs, they're one of my strengths, but I always read DON'T DO SHRUGS. I just don't know anymore, should I keep doing them?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you have shit trap insertions. they look sinewy and too curvy

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ignore the guy dissing your insertions. If you’re natural your traps look great. One of the most important muscles for looking strong in a shirt and with normies. If they don’t think you’re roiding you’ll seem super strong to them since traps are hard to grow naturally.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, yeah I'm natty and older, almost 40. For some reason shrugs are disproportionately easy for me compared to other lifts. Was just unsure if I'm building a shitty physique because of them since my shoulders aren't that wide to begin with.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      dude its a fucking nice physique, mirin

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      looking good except the traps man

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Traps are amazing. Don't listen to these dweebs.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What is with you fags hating big traps? I actually just don't get it at all.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you think right is better, Zyzz is calling you a massive fucking gay from heaven.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Show the birthing hips

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      no doubt the idiot on the left is holding some weights just like:

      do NOT take front pictures holding weights

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      bro on top looks like Jeff Cavaliere face-blasted with a de-aging ray, unfortunate genetics there

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        kek this was exactly my thought and holy witnessed

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    shrugs

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how do I avoid this mode

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        John was 5'6"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        die and it will be avoided

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Slam delt flys

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    do farmers walk with respectable weight and you will never have to do shrugs again

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    traps are social creatures, better to train them in groups or with other trainers

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