BARBELL SHRUGS

PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the
trapezius muscles.
EXECUTION: Stand upright, holding a
barbell at arm’s length in front of you,
using an overhand grip. Raise your
shoulders as high as you can, as if trying
to touch them to your ears. Hold in this
position for a moment, then lower the
bar, under control, back to the starting
position.
You can sometimes find Shrug
machines in a gym and can also use a
variety of Bench Press machines to do
Shrugs as well. To get really heavy, try
to position a barbell on a low support
using a Squat rack, which lets you
handle very heavy poundages without
having to expend energy lifting the bar
off the floor.

BARBELL SHRUGS