its always straight up. hold the weights straight down from like a little bit past your sides/ Like a infront of your upper leg. But try out different spots to find where you feel more of a burn and work being done. The slightest inch can give more of a workout than a inch off.
It just hits your traps differently, but make sure you DO NOT hunch when doing shrugs. If you do, you will not only be taking pressure off your traps and putting some down into your rhomboids, but you will develop a hunch in your back. Very unattractive. Ask Quasi Moto.
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Do you think it would be okay to roll your shoulders with a pretty light weight to work on the smaller muscles around the rotator cuff or no? Just curious , thanks!
I wouldn't think there is any benefit to rolling the shoulders. Even by the time you'd get to a light enough weight to deem it "safe", it would be too light to have any bebefit.
The only variation I do occasionally with the lighter weight is to very slightly lean forward at the hips with a slight bend in the knees to give the lighter sets a somewhat front to back lift (in relation to the shoulder complex) as opposed to straight up and down.
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