I know this is the bodybuilding forum, and most frown on olympic lifts etc, but I figured this might help somebody who can’t seem to put size on their traps.
Yesterday I decided to do power cleans from the hang before my deads, and worked up to a max set of 3. The soreness today in my traps is absolutely unreal. I realize some might attribute this to the deadlifts but it’s extremely rare that I get sore traps from deads. I’m thinking maybe the explosive nature of the cleans allowed me to really overload the traps, in a different way than shrugs do (I also do shrugs on a different day). Btw I only got up to 225 or so on the cleans.
Hopefully somebody can benefit from this.