I bet you could use 120s for 8 reps with straps.
Perhaps… but I think alot of people use straps who shouldn’t. If somebody is struggling to hold on to the 40s to shrug them… somehow I just don’t think they should be using straps to reach those HUGE 60s…
That’s really taking it to the extreme, I don’t think anyone was suggesting that. I’ll use myself for example…I haven’t done DB rows in like 3-4 months and about 20lbs of mass, but when I was doing them I could do the 130 lbs for 25-30 reps per arm no straps. But I still can’t hold the damn BB when I do 600 lb. shrugs - not for long enough to work my traps anyway.
No one is suggesting that newbs use straps so they can shrug 60 lb DBs.[/quote]
God damn… 600 pound shrugs? What do you dead, 750? I need to get stronger haha