Dumbbell Shoulder Shrugs

Free Weights Trapezius: Upper

This exercise focuses on working your shoulders/neck (upper trapezius).


  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent. The dumbbells should be held at your side with your palms facing in.

  2. Exhale and lift your shoulders straight up in a slow motion, keeping your arms straight. Hold for 2-3 seconds.

  3. Inhale and slowly lower shoulders to starting position.

  4. Recommended reps: 10-12.
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