Christian, I was wondering if you have any experience and or opinion about 2 exercises I’ve seen lately. The first one is kneeling cleans. This isn’t Louie Simmons’ jump cleans where you end up on your feet, but simply a clean from the floor from the kneeling position and ending in a kneeling position.
The second is eccentric-only overload shrug. You either use a bar in the rack or a trap bar and start the pull/squat with the traps pre-shrugged. Then in the fully standing position you un-shrug, or perform the eccentric part of the shrug, place the bar back down, reset the traps and repeat. I suppose it could be done w zercher rack pulls too. I know that some people do farmers walks while isometrically holding the shrug.