The seated EZ-bar shrug is an exercise targeting the trapezius muscle, that V-shaped muscle that forms a triangle where the shoulders meet the neck. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps during an upper-body or shoulders and traps-focused workout.
Sitting down enforces strict form
The EZ-bar gives more clearance under the thighs during each shrug
Builds a bigger, stronger trapezius muscle
Can add pauses or manipulate tempo to make more difficult