Standing Dumbbell Shrug

Developing the Muscles of the Shoulders

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1)      Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and hold them at your sides. 


2)      Place your feet shoulder

width apart, and keep a

wlight bend in your knees.


3)      Start the movement by

pulling your shoulders towards your ears.


4)      Don’t bend your elbows

or use them at all to move

the weight.


5)      Once you’ve pulled your

shoulders as high as you

can, pause and hold them

in that position for 2



6)      Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position


    *The Traps are very resilient muscles and can generally stay in a higher rep range than most other muscles.

 Muscles Worked:

Traps, and Forearms