A while back I decided to do a video doing upright rows with the Smith Machine.

If you want to get get solid shoulder and trap development this is my go to exercise.

Most people rather do barbell upright rows or choose the dumbbell variation.

That’s fine.

Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. Except that it’s easy to use poor form and that opens you up to injuries.

The Smith Machine makes up for this and helps with keeping proper form.

You won’t go wrong by using this piece of equipment.

Plus, it’s easier to add weight and go heavier than with a barbell.

Add weight to any exercise and you’ll see the muscle gains kick in.

Here’s what I recommend:

  • Perform this exercise after shoulder presses.
  • Perform 3 sets
  • Do reps of 6 to 10
  • Rest about 1 minute between sets.

That’s pretty much it.

Pretty simple.

And another tip.

  • Do some shrugs at the end of your shoulder routine.

Again, I prefer using the Smith Machine for shrugs.

It’s easier to add weight.

There you have it.