Set a pulley to the lowest setting with a straight cable bar attached. Select the appropriate weight.
Grab the bar with an overhand grip, about shoulder width apart.
Lay down facing the machine with your feet positioned about shoulder width apart and pressed against the machine if preferred. Allow your shoulders to droop to a low stance to finalize the starting position.
Begin by lifting (shrugging) your shoulders up as far as you comfortably can. Pause briefly to hold the contraction.
Release the hold and lower the weight back down slowly without letting the stack touch back down.
Repeat for desired reps.
Lying Cable Shrugs Tips
Focus on the isolation of the traps.
Refrain from using your arms to pull the bar up.
Inhale as you lower the bar and exhale as you shrug it.