One Arm Cable Shrug

The one arm cable shrug is a perfect move for activating your traps in an isolated manner, one from the other to ensure no muscular imbalances are present.

execution

  1. 1
    Place a handle on the lower pulley
  2. 2
    Stand away and to the side from the machine and grab the lower pulley
  3. 3
    Keep hand facing the torso
  4. 4
    Lean to the opposite side slightly
  5. 5
    Shrug the working arm and contract the trapezius up top
  6. 6
    Go back down slowly
  7. 7
    Do it on both sides

You want to maintain a nice fluid motion whenever doing this exercise while focusing on the mind-muscle connection.

Note that this exercise is not about lifting gas heavy of a weight as possible, which will surely cause you to lose the tension in the muscle tissues.

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