Cable Shrug

Cable Shrug


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Stand facing low pulley and grasp cable bar with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand grip. Stand close to pulley.


With arms straight, elevate shoulders as high as possible. Lower and repeat.


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.

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