I don’t get how you can shrug a weight which would have any meaningful effect as a deadlift, let alone walk it around. WTF dude?[/quote]
During the 70% weeks it’s only around 200 lb. I do a 3x5 deadlift and walk it on the last 2 reps of every set (there and back). On the harder weeks I’ll cut out the shrugs and cut the walk or decrease the distance.
But what is your goal? Is it to make yourself tired? Is there some sort of deadlift + shrug + farmers walk event you’re training for? If you want to get additional work for the traps, it would be better to just do shrugs after whatever you’re doing so you can focus on getting a quality contraction.[/quote]
My goal is just progressive, overall strength increases without raising my bodyweight too much. Not really training for anything, but I like big bang for your buck exercises and strongman type movements. I’m currently trialing the DL + FW combo but I haven’t had any soreness and it doesn’t interfere with my other activities. I expect as my DL increases I won’t be able to do this kinda stuff (3x5 deadlifts + FW, 3 times a week), but at the moment my recovery has been good.
Yeah, I might just tack shrugs on separately at the end, but I figured I may as well kill two birds with one stone like this.