Barbell Shoulder Shrugs

  • Pick up a barbell with an overhand grip and hold in front of your thighs.

  • Lean slightly forward, then lift your shoulders towards your ears. Lower your shoulders to the starting position.

  • Barbells may be fixed or adjustable. If yours is adjustable, be sure to tighten the safety clips or screws on both ends after adjusting the weight plates.

  • Shoulders 

  • Levator scapulae, Upper and middle trapezius

  • TIP: Lean forward just far enough to clear your thighs so the bar doesn't rub against your legs as you lift and lower your shoulders.

Variations for Barbell Shoulder Shrugs

  • Shoulder Shrugs

    Give your arms a break while you strengthen your shoulders and upper back with this exercise with a couple of dumbbells.


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