So as far as developing the traps, what exercises would you suggest?
Overhead shrugs for sure, as i mentioned, but are they enough? Of course i'm talking about the upper traps, since i believe the lower part gets stimulated by all the rowing and pulling i already do in my back/pull days.
as far as self-diagnosing, you're probably right but i don't think that doing the drills mentioned in So you've got depressed shoulders and ditching stiff-legged dls in favor of pull throughs, as well as doing oh shrugs can do any harm, even in case i was wrong as to having that problem.
hope that makes sense
so yeah, i will just keep training hard as i've been doing.
i know this is kind of an off topic question but i feel like asking it here since i've been given general advice/opinion in this topic so far:
as i mentioned i'm currently cutting (i'm tracking my calories so that i keep myself at about 1.8k to 2k cals a day, with a macro ratio of 40% protein, 40% carb, and 20% fat) and, although i haven't really lost any visible muscle mass so far (i'm feeling pretty well also as far as strength goes albeit that seems to have gone down a little) and i'm slowly getting more cut, i have heard that it isn't really advisable to cut provided my age and training time so... what's your take on that?
i was thinking about keeping cutting up until around june or really until i get as cut and lean as i would like to be, then i would slowly get back to maintenance calories (which for my stats may be around 2.4 cal a day, even though some TDEE calculators state it's 2.7k cal/day) and then work my way up to about 2.9k-3k cal a day to start bulking. i don't want to make the mistake i made this winter of dirty bulking and getting fat. at no point do i want to be any fatter than 15% bf, and if that means i will have to do some mini-cuts here and there, i'm okay with that.
what's your take on this? does this look as a solid plan? any advice you or any other guy here feel like giving?