Dumbbell Shrug

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Dumbbell Shrug

Instructions

Preparation

Stand holding dumbbells to sides.

Execution

Elevate shoulders as high as possible. Lower and repeat.

Comments

Exercise may be performed standing perfectly upright or very slightly bent over. Since this movement becomes more difficult as full shoulder elevation is achieved, height criteria for shoulder elevation may be needed. For example, raising shoulders until slope of shoulders becomes horizontal may be considered adequate depending upon individual body structure and range of motion with lighter weight. Also see ROM Criteria and Shoulder Shrug Errors.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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