Scaption and Shrug

Scaption and shrug increases strength and stability throughout the shoulders with an emphasis on the traps.


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    Standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing each other. Keeping a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms 45 degrees out from your sides. Stop when your arms are parallel to the floor.
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    Keeping your arms in the same position, shrug your shoulders up towards your ears. Pause, and then slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid letting your back round throughout the movement. Instead, keep your chest up and stand tall throughout the exercise.
  • Do not raise the weights too high. Stop when your upper arm is parallel to the ground.