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building traps

I pretty new to the iron game, been training for about 3 years. Had a question regarding proper technique for pulls. I am trying to build up my traps. Am I supposed to keep my elbows locked as if I was doing a shrug or am I supposed to explode up and pull the weight up kind of like an upright row. I would appreciate any tips. Thanks

type “the power look” in the search box to your left.

Great article on building those traps http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/235pow2.html

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/HighPull.html
Got that from another thread. Archaic posted it.

Snatch-grip power/high pulls

Snatch Pulls, Clean Pulls, Snatch Deadlift & shrug, Clean Deadlift & Shrug, Close grip snatch…are you beginning to see a pattern here?

Thanks for the help, I greatly appreciate it.
MIkek
Flagstaff AZ