Ah, but here's the magic part: He's not doing only shrugs. They are assisting all the awesome and great shoulder/back exercises. Yet, the person feels he would like to maximise trap growth, not shoulder or back growth. Hence, the shrugs...Or similar trap work.ephs wrote: about shruggs: i don't see a benefit in any movement only with bigger traps. the whole back/shoulders must be more developed for an increase in any movement.
Wouldn't movement increase if you had weak traps and strong shoulders, and you would strengthen the traps? Same thing with deadlifts. Surely you get your deadlift up if you add more Hamstring, glute or Spinal erector work, right? Even tho you have some deadlifting allready? You are only as strong as your weakest link. Severe weakness even causes dysfunction and compensation. I'm not saying it's the case here, but I once again fail to see your point.