The dumbbell shrug is a shoulder exercise. To make certain that this workout is being performed properly, form and technique are critical. Follow the four steps below to correctly execute a dumbbell shrug.
- A dumbbell in each hand and arms extended to your side, stand tall.
- Exhaling and elevating your shoulders as high as you can, lift the dumbbells.
(NOTE: Do not use your biceps to help you lift the dumbbells; your shoulders should be the only body part moving up and down. Arms should remain extended at all times during this exercise.)
- Hold this position for one second.
- Lower the dumbbells.
Below is a link visually showing how to properly perform a dumbbell shrug: