Incline Dumbbell Shrug

This exercise develops the muscles of the upper and middle back, while targeting the trapezius muscle.


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    Grab a set of dumbbells and lie chest-first on an incline bench at a 60-degree angle. Allow your arms to hang straight down with your palms facing behind you.
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    Keeping your core tight, shrug your shoulders and middle back toward the ceiling. Pause, then slowly lower the weight to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your arms straight throughout the entire movement.