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Dumbbell Shrug

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Traps Equipment: Dumbbell Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: 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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Aug 7, 2015 6:13 AM: I makes me feel the muscle is working

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Jun 24, 2015 9:11 AM: I'm seeing results with this exercise.

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Jun 18, 2015 1:30 PM: I love this, get a nice burn in my traps. I start high and just continue to drop weight until I burnout, But I will say you may want to choose a day to start with this cause for me it also requires some forearm strength and if your forearms are bunt out, then it will be difficult to hold heavy dumbbells...+See More

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Jun 8, 2015 2:25 AM: Really good exercise.

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Apr 6, 2015 3:51 AM: yup

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Apr 5, 2015 6:59 AM: Great exercise... you can also rotate your shoulders in a circular motion to activate more fibers than the traditional way!

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Mar 25, 2015 10:00 PM: Great workout

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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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