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Traps and Lower Back


#1

What do you prefer to train the traps with in terms of a split: A) with lats; B) with delts or C) how about with the lower back in line with a deadlift workout?

Thanks.


#2

C. I hit them with deads or rack deads.


#3

Traps were a definite weak point for me so I worked them A and B. Now that I feel they have caught up I work them with delts only.


#4

with more traps


#5

Always with delts, I feel a huge carryover between the upright rows and lateral raises I do for delts, into the direct trap work I do.

I just try to keep such a workout at least a day away from back/deadlifting work...


#6

i concur, do you concur?


#7

Heavy day along with deads, lighter day with delts. I like to hit angled shrugs with rows and abreviated rows(just pinching the shoulder blades together) on lighter days.


#8

Don't upright rows hit the traps as much as the delts? Do you consider them a delts-only exercise?

Just wondering. In my full-body workouts, I don't shrug if I do upright rows. Maybe I'm wrong...


#9

I recently started hitting them with lower body and like it.

I even sometimes hit heavy shrugs the day before overhead presses and don't notice any negative effects


#10

That was actually my point, not sure if I worded it poorly or not.

I do my direct trap work on the same day immediately after my "delt" work, which does indeed include a lot of trap involvement with upright rows and lateral raises.

Since I'm already giving them some work with my delt work, I like to include my direct trap work in the same workout.