Starting Position: Set the desired weight on the machine. Grasp the handle and stand up straight with the weight close to the body.
Performing The Exercise: Keeping the arms straight, shrug the shoulders up toward the ears, and back slightly, as high as possible. Hold the contraction for a 2 count, then slowly lower the weight to the starting position, allowing for a slight stretch. Repeat the motion.
Tips: The weight can be held behind the body for a slightly different angle. Avoid moving the weight in a circular motion during the exercise, there is no added benefit and it can place stress on the rotator cuff muscles.