Shoulders Exercise Database -> Dumbbell Shoulder Shrug


Dumbbell Shoulder Shrug

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Dumbbell Shoulder Shrug

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Shoulders

Detailed Muscle Group : Traps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Isolation

Equipment : Dumbbell

Difficulty : Beginner

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How To Perform Exercise

The dumbbell shoulder shrug exercise is a great workout used to target the traps by using a pair of dumbbells

Steps :

1.) Start off standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, bending your knees slightly.

2.) Grab a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing in towards your body, and lower your shoulders down as much as possible.

3.) While keeping your arms straight, slowly raise them up towards your ears.

4.) Once you reach the top position, hold for a count then slowly lower the dumbbells back to their original position.

Tips :

1.) Do not use a jerking motion and refrain from swinging the dumbbells in this exercise.

2.) Do not roll your shoulders in the exercise as that is improper form and can result in injury.

3.) Perform this exercise slowly and concentrate on the muscle, you will see better results.