WHAT ARE DUMBBELL SHRUG GOOD FOR?
Dumbbell shrugs are an excellent exercise to develop strong shoulders and upper trapezius muscles. There are many ways to target your trap muscles – which are the muscles that protrude up around your shoulders and neck – with back exercises, but the dumbbell shrug is straightforward and effective.
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart
Grasp dumbbell’s in each hand, hands hanging at your sides with a neutral grip
Keeping your arms straight
All repetitions begin from this position
shrug your shoulders upward as high as possible
Pause for a second at the top of the movement
The elbows will bend slightly
Lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position
Primary: Upper and middle trapezius
Secondary: Levator scapulae, deltoid, erector spinae (iliocostalis, longissimus,
spinalis), forearms (wrist flexors, finger flexors)