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Shrugs With Barbell

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auxiliary muscles:Hand FlexorsMuscle, Hand ExtensorsMuscle
required:Barbell or EZ Bar
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (3)
Starting PositionExecution

Starting Position

  • take a heavy barbell with a straight back
  • grasp it a little wider than shoulder width
  • the barbell is arranged in front of your thighs and touches them
  • your arms (slightly bent) and shoulders hang down
  • lift the torso for a higher body tension
  • make a shoulder width side step to stand stable

Correct Execution

  • pull up the weight towards your ears as high as you can
  • the movement only happens in the shoulders
  • the arms still hang down
  • hold the position for a short instant
  • do not rotate the shoulders
  • then let the shoulders sink down
  • repeat