I was wondering if anyone else experienced this. I've been focusing on my traps lately with a lot of shrug variation. However, when I try to do reverse barbell shrugs I can't do them effectively because my...err, well developed glutes get in the way and I can't shrug the barbell upwards enough to feel it.
I've tried it in the smith machine so I can place my body a little more forward but still have trouble. The only thing that seems to work ok is the pulling on a cable set at the ankle position so I'm actually pulling at a 45 degree angle but the problem here is that there's never enough weight on the cable stack for it to make a real difference.
I do a lot of squatting so I've developed my legs and ass pretty well. Has anyone else experienced this problem?