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December 16, 2007 at 8:49 am #5638

@unbuff wrote:

so its pretty much the same as standing front BB shrug, except ur knees are bent slighty and ur leaning abit forward right?

Edit: I watched a short video on the power shrug, looks kinda nasty, pulling the weight up doesnt look bad, its when the weight drop down…?

Reasonable description and video (if very short) http://www.asimba.com/fitness_info/exercise532.html

When it says bend at the knees, this should be by pushing the hips backwards (not shins forward), with a flat back, and then thrust the hips forward and shrug really hard… I usually end up rising up onto my toes too.

These should be done heavy – like 70-80% of your max dead for reps.
Recommend using straps on these so you can use a double overhand grip and do reps without worrying about your grip.

A good variation is to use a really wide-grip (definitely need straps then!)