How to do Dumbbell shrug

dumbbell shrugs

Dumbbell shrug is one of the best trap exercises to get stronger traps. This exercise works on your upper and middle trapezius muscles. It also improves the stability of your body. To make this exercise more effective follow low weights with more reps rule.

Targeted muscles- Upper and middle trapezius.

How to do

  • Hold a dumbbell in your every hand and let them hang on your sides.
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your head looking forward.
  • Now shrug up slowly and feel the burn in your muscles. Pause and return back to the starting point.

Complete 3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps each.


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