How to do a Hammerstrength Shrug

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About Hammerstrength Shrug

Sets Logged
245,672
Popularity Rank
450th
Difficulty
Beginner
Trapezius Strength
97 mSCORE 4th
Equipment Required
  • Photo of Hammerstrength (Leverage) Machine (all forms)
    Hammerstrength (Leverage) Machine (all forms)
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

A machine-based variation of the standard shrug. Using a Hammerstrength Machine restricts your range of motion, and forces you to move the weight on a set path. This helps stabilize the movement, allowing you to focus on exertion or form improvement.

  1. Stand upright between the handles of the hammerstrength shrug machine set to knee height.
  2. Brace your core to maintain a neutral spine as you hinge your hips backward to grip the handles with an neutral grip, palms in, and lift the handles with your extended arms back to an upright position.
  3. While keeping your chest out, shoulders back, and arms extended with a slight bend in your elbows, glide your shoulders up towards your ears.
  4. Lower your shoulders and the bar back to the starting position.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    40
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    50
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    50
    lbs
    65
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    60
    lbs
    75
    lbs

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