Cable Shrugs

Exercise Tips

  • Do not slouch your shoulders
  • Pinch your shoulder blades together
    on the shrug

Cable Shrugs

This exercise targets your traps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Trapezius (Traps)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Cable Pulley Weight System, Short Bar Attachment

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Trapezius (Traps)

Equipment: Cable Pulley Weight System, Short Bar Attachment

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Traps

Starting Position: Stand about two feet away from a cable pulley machine with your feet shoulder width apart. Grab the short bar attachment with an overhand grip, arms hanging straight down in front of you.

  1. 1 With your arms and back
    straight, shrug your shoulders.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then slowly lower your shoulders back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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