Barbell Shrug

The barbell shrug builds strength and muscle growth in the upper back and shoulders while improving grip strength.


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    Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, place a barbell in front of your thighs, hands shoulder-width apart, palms facing your body, and arms fully extended.
  2. Barbell Shrug
    Keeping your arms straight, shrug your shoulders as high as you can. Pause, then lower to the start position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your feet firmly planted against the floor throughout the movement and your legs remain straight.
  • Avoid rolling your shoulders.