Trapezius Exercises - Barbell Shrugs

Trapezius Exercises - Barbell Shrug

Barbell Shrugs : Develop the trapezius muscles.

1) Stand upright, holding a barbell at arm's length in front of you, using an overhand grip.

2) Raise your shoulders as high as you can, as if trying to touch them to your ears.

3) Hold the 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 on barbell shrugs workout, 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.

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