Dumbbell Shoulder Shrugs

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Do you know what the dumbbell shoulder shrugs good for?

The shoulder shrugs is a great exercise when you want to build up the upper back.

Although this workout is called the shoulder shrugs, this exercise primarily targets the trapezius muscle.

When doing the shrugs, this should be a part of your back workout routine, that includes compound movements such as lat pulldowns, pullups and rows.

So are you ready to give the shoulder shrugs a try, follow the step by step instruction and watch the video to make sure you are doing it correctly.

How to do the Dumbbell Shoulder Shrugs

1. Stand erect with a dumbbell on each hand (palms facing your torso), arms extended on the sides.

2. Lift the dumbbells by elevating the shoulders as high as possible while you exhale.

3. Hold the contraction at the top for a second. 

4. Lower the dumbbells back to the original position.

5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Here is a great site for more Dumbbell workout. 

Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly


If you are looking for more dumbbell workout click on the links below.

Dumbbell Workouts

Here are some great dumbbell workouts that you can try at home or at the gym which also include two free workout videos.

Dumbbell Hammer Curl

The dumbbell hammer curl has a the same movement like the dumbbell curl but the only difference is you will holding the weight slightly different than the curl exercise. 

Dumbbell Triceps Extension

The dumbbell triceps extension is a great exercise that focuses on the triceps.

Dumbbell Triceps Kickback

Dumbbell triceps kickback exercise is another great exercise that focus on the triceps.


Below is a great 34  minutes Shoulder and Neck Exercises and Stretches also this workout will include the Shoulder Shrugs.

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