Okay, my younger bro showed me an excercise that I have never seen or read about before. He saw it in the background of a wrestling training video, so it was around at one point.
for the moment I’ll call them shoulder rolls.
Shoulder rolls: Grab a dumbbell in each hand begin with the arms hanging straight down ward. Then roll the shoulders forward, up to ears and back to the beginning in a complete circle. Do this for reps than switch direction and put out the same number of reps.
This looks like the shoulder warmup seen at most martial art classes, with dumbbells in hand.
Does this have greater than normal chance of injury? It really really works the traps and is much more difficult than shrugs .(I had use 50’s rather than 60’s to get my 10 reps in). I also have not gotten the tension headaches I usually get when doing direct traps training. I also feel it much more in the muscles of the neck itself clear down to the middle upper back in the full diamond shape of the trapezius.
Just hoping for some feedback. Has anyone else seen/done this? Better than shrugs/upright rows?(okay, like everything else it depends on goals and individuals)