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Prone Cobras and Prone Trap Raises

anyone know what they are or how to do them?

go to youtube and do a search

prone cobra is like lying on an incline bench, belly down so your arms hang below the bench, and doing curls with a reverse grip. killer forearm exercise.

prone trap raises just means hands in pronated grip (overhand).

These are scapular stability exercises, not forearm/biceps movements. For prone cobras, check out the prescription at http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459846

Prone trap raises:

"**Prone position mid trap raises

Lie prone (on your belly) using an incline bench set at 45-degree. Grip two dumbbells with the thumbs up (like in a hammer curl). Keeping arms straight, elbows slightly bent, raise the dumbbells toward the ceiling to form a 90-degree angle with your neck. (The 3 and 9 positions of a clock). Retract your shoulder blades (squeeze them together) at the top position. "

Pictures and description near the bottom http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=472224