Machine shrugs. Initial position – stand facing the machine and hold the handles with an overhand grip slightly wider than shoulder width, or if the machine allows, with the palms facing each other:
– Shrug the shoulders, keeping the head and back straight.
Final position trapezius contracted.
This exercise allows you to perform long sets. It is excellent for developing the upper portion of the trapezius and the levator scapula.
Machine shrugs. Application of the exercise.
Who shall do it: Everybody from beginners to experts.
When: In the end of the training session dedicated back or shoulders. Before machine shrugs you should perform upright rows.
How many: 4 sets, 15-25 repetitions.