Strength

Cable Shrug

The Cable Shrug exercise targets trapezius muscles for upper back and neck strength. This shoulder lifting movement improves shoulder stability and enhances upper body strength.
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Cable Shrug instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand between the posts of a cable machine, with one handle in each hand, arms suspended at your sides, and feet shoulder-width apart.
2
With your arms kept straight, raise your shoulders as high as you can.
3
Hold for a second at the top of the movement.
4
Lower your shoulders back down in a controlled fashion.
5
Repeat the exercise for the programmed number of reps.
Stand between the posts of a cable machine, with one handle in each hand, arms suspended at your sides, and feet shoulder-width apart.
With your arms kept straight, raise your shoulders as high as you can.
Hold for a second at the top of the movement.
Lower your shoulders back down in a controlled fashion.
Repeat the exercise for the programmed number of reps.
Equipment needed
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Cables
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Muscles used
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