Welcome to our Barbell Shrugs Exercise Instruction Guide!
On this page you'll learn how to do this shoulders exercise using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Shoulder Exercises so you can immediately add to your next Shoulder Workout Routine and other Weight Training Routines.
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|Exercise Name:||Barbell Shrugs|
|Exercise Type:||Isolation, Pull|
Exercise Description and Instruction:
This shoulders exercise is one of our Barbell Exercises and allows you to pile on weight while isolating your trapezius muscles or "traps." During the lift, you load a barbell and shrug your shoulders holding the weight. Focus on only moving at the shoulder joint, not at the elbows, and keeping your feet flat on the floor.
You can also do shrugs as a Dumbbell Exercise or Cable Exercise.
To Perform this Shoulder Exercise:
Now that you've seen Barbell Shrugs, check out all of our different Shoulder Exercises! Or, check out some of our most popular shoulder exercises and other related pages below.
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