Dumbbell Shrugs

Starting Position: Hold a dumbbell in each hand your palms facing in. Your arms should be extended straight down to your side.

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