Shrugs with Dumbbells

Dumbbell Shrug ExerciseEquipment Required: a pair of dumbbells

Technique

  1. Start by standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart and the knees relaxed, while holding a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Let your arms hang at your sides with the palms facing in.
  3. Pull the weight up by raising the shoulders towards the ears without bending the elbows.
  4. After a pause slowly return to the starting position.

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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