I guess that I'm just a bit weird, or the people I workout with are. I've heard of bent-over DB laterals called back upright rows - maybe someone called them that because you're bringing your arms back?!? Anyways, I thought I knew what he meant.
ahahahaah i love when guys get their workout so complicated because they just have to use the latest exersises to hit those "big muscles" post some pics ...i want to see these nicely built rear delts from doing this complicated mess....lol..
i keep it very simple....if u are doing bent over rows(heavy) your rear delts are getting blasted beyond anything u guys can dream up.
I sorta agree that heavy rowing of any kind will affect the rear delts, just as much as an isolation type movement like bent rear-delt laterals. Always, the compound movements are best for mass. there is a row (machine or dumbell) that would substitute IMO-rows keeping the elbows as high as the ears.
The actual original question was about traps, however.
I like heavy shrughs to the front, may incorporate them behind the back very soon to hit lower traps more. And certainly deadlifts too. The uprows, if something hurts-dont do it! Thats a sign (pain)your rotator is venerable-pretty simple! Id do them hands about 9 inches apart for traps.