Lying Cable Shrugs

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Traps
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Cable
Emphasis Isolation
Type Pull

Lying Cable Shrugs Instructions

  • 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.
  • Use slow, controlled movements.
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