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With respect to improper exercises: I heard the following exercise described as dangerous. Although I don’t view the source as an authority, I feel the comment warrants investigation. Would a shoulder shrug (shoulder girdle elevation), performed with the cable rope attachment; set in the lowest height position; soft knees; hands held behind the back and below the waist; in a neutral grip; be considered a contraindicated exercise?
I realize proper form would be a major determinant, but accepting proper form as a given, is there anything inherently wrong with this activity? The goal is to develop the trapezius.
I don’t see why the shrug would be contraindicated. Would need more explanation as to a reason to better evaluate the claim. But again, in almost every case it comes down to the individual’s needs, abilities, and limitations.