Shrugs are performed mostly by weightlifters as they strengthen the upper trapezius muscles.
- Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent.
- Hold a dumbbell in each hand with the arms straight by your sides and palms facing in.
- Keep your arms straight as you shrug your shoulders, aiming to lift the weight as high as possible.
Variations & progressions
- Barbell shrug - perform exactly the same movement using a barbell.