Dumbbell Shrug

The dumbbell shrug is an arm 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: