How to do: Smith Machine Shrug

The smith machine shrug exercise is a safer alternative of the shrug exercise, especially if you are performing heavier weights as you are able to do drop sets without worrying about sustaining an injury, as well as being able to lock the bar at a height that is easily able to be lifted off from. Steps : 1.) Start off setting up the smith machine with weight that you can perform and locking the bar at mid thigh level. 2.) Stand up straight in front of the bar and grip the bar so that your palms are facing in towards your body, then slowly lift the bar up by contracting your traps until the top of your shoulders are level with your jaw. 3.) Hold this position for a count, squeezing your shoulder muscles then return back to the starting position.

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