Barbell Jump Shrug

The barbell jump shrug helps increase full-body power. It also helps build size and strength through the legs and upper back. This exercise is a natural progression to help improve the clean and build pull power through your upper back and traps to lift heavier loads.


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    Grab a barbell using a double-overhand grip and stand with your palms facing toward you and your feet about shoulder-width apart. Push your hips back and bend your knees allowing your arms to hang down in front of you in a fully extended position.
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    Explode up allowing your feet to leave the ground while simultaneously shrugging your shoulders and driving the bar as high as possible before returning to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid leaning too far forward during the exercise. Keep your chest up throughout the entire movement.
  • Do not allow the bar to swing out and away from the body. Keep the bar as close to the body as possible throughout the entire exercise.
  • Be sure to perform this exercise in a quick and explosive manner.