Feel free to watch videos of Ronnie Colemas 760-800+ pound “Shrugs”.I suppose they’re no longer shrugs to you guys just because there isn’t a 5 second long negative,massive stretch,and heavy contraction,but that is just your opinion;but he had one of the most freaky insane physiques of all time with a 8x Mr.Olympia title behind him to back it up.
Despite Ronnie being one of the best of all time, he used form for his back exercises that didn’t work for me, and quite a few others, one of them being IFBB pro Marc Dugdale, who said that he didn’t get his back to grow with the form Ronnie used. Snappy form isn’t great for everyone and many decent or pro bodybuilders use a more deliberate form.
Weights go up and down in every lift. I wish I and the rest of us wish could just keep growing and growing from lifting.
Admittingly though, in the defense of people who like the ‘good form’, Lee Haney was 8X Mr.Olympia as well,and he barely went over 2 plates, doing his shrugs extremely controlled behind the neck going for a heavy contraction,and bringing the bar very high up. [/quote]
Yup, just like a lot of other bodybuilders.
As to the people asking how to do 400+ lb shrugs, I can’t really tell if you’re kidding or not. Assuming you deadlift 315pounds,you should be able to just add an extra plate minimum for your shrugs. It’s not hard to put alot of weight on the bar for them…[/quote]
I only wish everything was so easy. Like every bodybuilder who squats 405 for ten reps should be able to push press 315 for reps. You know it’s just one less plate per side and involves a fractional squat in the initial heave of a push press. Same thing with the leg press. Like if you can do 8 plates per side for 10 reps, you should easily be able to do 9 plates per side for 9 reps.