Cable Shoulder Shrugs

An exercise for trapezius strengthening.


  1. Attach a pulley to the lowest setting on cable machine.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your abs drawn and your back straight.
  3. Start with the pulley at waist height.
  4. Grasp the pulley and shrug your shoulders up while keeping your arms extended.
  5. Hold this position for a moment then with a controlled motion return to the starting position of the pulley to waist height.


Bend your knees slightly when standing.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.