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  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Lift with your trapezius not your arms
  • Keep your arms straight
  • Raise your shoulders as high as possible
  • Lower your shoulders so you can feel a slight stretch

Muscles involved

  • Trapezius
— Phil @ 5:48 pm, August 11, 2006


  1. Be sure to NOT role your shoulders when performing shrugs, as this action will put undo strain on your rotator cuffs. Booyah

    Comment by Hendricks — May 27, 2008 @ 1:54 am

  2. Excellent tip there.
    Too many people in the gym roll their shoulders during shrugs.
    If you have any further questions please post in the forums - more eyes will see it and more people will offer guidance.

    Comment by Phil — August 19, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

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