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Dumbbell Shrug

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Traps
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Dumbbell Shrug Guide

Main Muscle: Traps

  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. Hold the contraction at the top for a second. Tip: The arms should remain extended at all times. Refrain from using the biceps to help lift the dumbbells. Only the shoulders should be moving up and down.
  3. Lower the dumbbells back to the original position.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can perform this exercise with bands, barbells or cables. You can also use a single handle and work one side at a time.



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Sep 21, 2014 5:15 AM: works awsum



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Aug 19, 2014 7:01 PM: Love it!! works great!!



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Aug 17, 2014 5:59 AM: great for traps



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Jul 2, 2014 8:12 PM: Love this exercise. Really works out my "I have no idea" muscles.



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May 20, 2014 9:36 AM: Boring, but good otherwise.



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8/10

May 17, 2014 1:49 PM: Gives me a really good burn on my traps



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Mar 1, 2014 1:40 PM: You can do this with barbell plates. For some it's comfortable.



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Jan 22, 2014 2:23 PM: Shrug that ****tt!!!! 3x times!



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Nov 9, 2013 11:11 PM: put your chin to your chest so the back of your head isn't in the way. and pull your traps to your ears. ( The heavier you go, The bigger they're grow!)



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8/10

Aug 29, 2013 7:47 PM: Very good exercise for the traps and it's what I mainly do for my traps for isolation. I am however bothered by the fact I can lose my grip at times which can be frustrating. Non the less, it's in my book =)



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