Smith Machine Shrug

in Traps Exercise

Main Muscle Worked: Traps

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Smith Machine Shrug - Exercise Guide

Step 1

Position an appropriately loaded bar at upper thigh level, then hold it with a shoulder-width pronated grip. Lift the weight off the machine. Your torso should be straight and your arms fully extended. This is your starting position.

Step 2

Pull the bar up by shrugging your shoulders toward your head as you breathe out.

Step 3

Pause briefly at the top of the movement, then slowly bring the weight back to the original position as you breathe out.

Step 4

Repeat until you’re done with your set.

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