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Weighted Shrugs Guide

Weighted Shrugs Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Traps, upperback

EQUIPMENT

Dumbells

DIFFICULTY

Easy

To isolate and build your trap muscles, dumbbell shrugs are an excellent exercise. You can do these with either a barbell or dumbbell.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Grab a dumbbell or barbell from the weight rack

Start

Ensure that your arms are extended while you are upright with chest forwards.

Movement

Lift the weight upward and focus on engaging your shoulders while keeping your arms extended

After a pause, slowly lower the weights to the start position.

End

Once completing your set, re-rack the weights.

TIPS

Keep the weights moderate to low if needed to engage the muscles properly.

Shrugs can also be done with a barbell, resistance band and a modified pulley as well.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

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