I like combining exercises. If I can hit 2 muscle groups in one go then I’m all for it.
It definitely helps save time as well as having to wait for equipment or weights.
Of course to target & isolate an individual muscle group separate exercises can & often need to be included as well.
But I’m all about saving you time & getting you in & out the gym faster (whilst still getting the work needed done).
That’s why I programme a lot of paired exercises & manipulate rest times & muscle groups worked to ensure the workout does it’s job & you can still live your life.
& this exercise is a nice one you can try. The weight needs to be enough for the traps to get a workout though which means you’ll need to bend the arms in as you raise up. If needed hold the shrug for 2 seconds to increase the work for the traps.
I also like this as it’s seated so takes away any assistance from the legs & even the back… Assistance from these areas isn’t the worst thing in the world but lets focus on the muscle we’re trying to hit before we make this into a full body workout eh!
I’ll be posting a lot more training videos over the next weeks so make sure you like my page & set notifications to be ‘shown first’.
I’m also looking to add guys to my 90 day Build & Blast programme. I explain why it’s gonna be so effective for you in the video below. If you’re interested here’s a link to the details, costs & an application > Apply for Build & Blast