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Dumbbell Shrug

Description

Preparation

  • Stand with a pair of dumbbells hanging to the sides
  • Lean slightly forward (10-15°) and bend the knees slightly for balance
  • The palm should be facing each other with the thumbs facing forward
  • Allow the dumbbells to pull the shoulders down (depress)

Action

  • Lift the dumbbells by shrugging the shoulders (elevation)
  • Lift the dumbbells as high as you can
  • Choose a set of dumbbells that are not so heavy that range of motion is reduced.

Return

  • Lower the dumbbell back to the starting position
  • A mild stretch may be felt in the traps
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
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