Smith Machine Behind the Back Shrug

The Smith machine behind-the-back shrug is an upper-body exercise targeting the traps (trapezius muscles). It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of shoulder or trap-focused training.

Benefits

  1. Adds thickness to the traps
  2. Easier to overload, rack, and unrack than a barbell
  3. The bar moves on a track making it easier to get into position and control
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