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How to use the lever shrug machine

Muscle Groups: Shoulders

This machine has two uses - for shrugs as shown in this video and for deadlifts. The main muscles that a shoulder shrugs target are the trapezius (traps) muscles.

The trapezius muscles are the muscles that run along the back of your neck and shoulders. Shrugs can help you build muscle mass and strength in your traps, which can improve your posture and make you look more muscular.

To start, make sure you have a straight back, knees slightly bent and grip both handle bars on either side. Lift up, squeezing the glutes.

Once stood up, you want to focus on activating the traps (trapezius muscles). Pull up keeping the arms straight and not bending your elbows. Ideally holding and squeezing at the top and coming back down in a controlled movement.

Other machines targeting back

Assisted Pull-up Machine
2x Lat Pull Down
Isolated Lateral Row Machine (Plate Loaded) 
Single Arm Lever Row (Plate Loaded)
Seated Cable Row
T-Bar Row (Plate Loaded)
Hyperextension machine
Lever Deadlift Machine
Lever Shrug Machine (This Machine)
Lever DY Row (Plate Loaded)

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