Lever Shrug (plate loaded)

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Instructions

Preparation

Stand between lever handles to sides. Squat down with feet flat on floor and grasp upper handles to sides. Stand upright by extending hips and knees to full extension.

Execution

Elevate shoulders as high as possible. Lower and repeat.

Comments

Since this movement becomes more difficult as full shoulder elevation is achieved, height criteria for shoulder elevation may be needed. For example, raising shoulders until slope of shoulders becomes horizontal may be considered adequate depending upon individual body structure and range of motion with lighter weight. Also see ROM Criteria and Shoulder Shrug Errors.
 
Also see exercise performed on alternative machines:

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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