Basic standing Shrug

Target Muscle group – Trapezius (traps) and rhomboids

Variations – Seated shrug

How to do a basic standing shrug with dumbbells.

Stand straight with having a dumbbell in each hand hanging down by your sides.  Turn the weights so the palms of your hands face each other.  With your back straight shrug your shoulders as high as you can, making sure to keep your elbows locked and keeping your arms as straight as possible.  Pause the shrug at the top of the movement for a couple of seconds and slowly lower the shrug back down to the starting position as low as possible.

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