Instructions: Grab a set of dumbbells and sit down on a edge of a flat exercise bench. Hang the dumbbells
on your sides and keep your arms fully straight at all times, and your back straight.
shrug the dumbbells up using your trapezius muscles as far up as you can go. Pause and hold there
for one second,contracting your trapezius. Slowly lower the dumbbells back down and repeat for the
number of reps assigned. Note Keep your back and torso upright throughout the entire
movement. You may want to use some lifting straps if you find your hand grip weakening before
your trapezius muscles.
Don't jerk the weight up. Use a slow controlled movement. Don't rotate you shoulder back at the top of
the movement. This is an older form of performing shrugs that has been found to not add any benefit
to the exercise. Don't bounce the weight at the bottom of the movement, causing momentum in the motion.
This can cause back injuries.