Machine Shrugs


  • Stand with your knees slightly bent.
  • Grasp the bar or handles of the machine, and shrug up the weight.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds, then release back down to the starting position.


  • Avoid jerking the weight up, or using your legs.
Primary muscles Trapezius
Secondary muscles Forearms Anterior delts Infraspinatus Teres