Smith Machine Shrug

Smith Machin Shrug Start Fit Drills Exercise
Smith Machine Shrug End Fit Drills Exercise

Preparation

For this exercise, you need a Smith machine. Set the weight according to plan. Stand close to the bar. Grab the bar with the palms of the hands facing you. Lift it out of the fixation and carry the weight in front of you

Start Position

Carry the weight with straight arms. Stand upright, chest high and pull the shoulders back and down. Activate the abdominals to stabilize the trunk

Move

Pull the shoulders up. The arms might slightly bend when you make this move. Focus on creating the movement from the upper trapezius only

End Position

Pull the shoulders up as high as possible

Move

Bring the shoulders back down again. Keep the upper trapezius engaged to make the movement slow and controlled

Repeat

Back to the start position. Repeat for the planned number of times

Purpose

Strength for carrying and lifting weights. Shoulder stability. Strengthen the upper back, especially the upper trapezius
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