Barbell Shrugs

Starting Position: Hold a barbell shoulder width apart with your palms facing backwards. Your arms should be extended straight down.

Performing the Exercise: Slowly lift the barbell up, keeping your arms straight, by raising your shoulders. You should be able to feel it isolating your traps. Slowly return the bar to the starting position.


  • Keep your back straight and look forward
  • Relax your shoulders to being the lift
  • Pause at the top of the lift

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