Weight Lifting, Weight Training, Bench Press & Bodybuilding
Weight Lifting Workouts Muscle Stories Weight Training Build Muscle Muscle Building Strength Training Fitness Pics Discount Supplements Fitness Equipment Health and Fitness Links
The 7 Fastest Ways to Increase Your Bench
100% FREE for Fans of  Mike Westerdal
We value your privacy and will never share, sell or rent your info.

Trap Exercise: Barbell Shrug

Trap Exercises - Barbell ShrugsPrimary Muscle


Secondary Muscles

Shoulders, Upper Back

Equipment Needed

Barbell, Power Rack

Mechanics Type


Proper Exercise Technique

Position the bar on the power rack so that you can easily un-rack it into the starting position. Grip the bar with your palms facing in, slightly narrower than shoulder-width. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart and fully extend your arms. Keeping your abs and lower back tight, shrug the weight up towards your ears as high as you possibly can. Squeeze your traps at the top of the movement, pause briefly, and then lower the bar back into the starting position.

Barbell Shrug Exercise - Start Position


Barbell Shrug Exercise - Finish Position


Tip: Don't make the mistake of rolling your shoulders back as you shrug the weight up, as this could lead to an injury. Instead, you should simply shrug the weight straight up and down. Also avoid cheating by keeping your arms completely straight rather than bending your elbows.

Barbell Shrug Exercise Video

Barbell Shrug Exercise Video 2


Barbell Shoullder Shrugs Exercise Video Example


Return to the Exercise Video Database Guide

More Shoulder Exercises



Natural Bodybuilding | Growth Factor-1 | Discount Bodybuilding Supplements | Gain Weight Fast | Big Arms | How To Get Ripped
Weight Lifting Programs | Weight Lifting Equipment | Weight Training Articles | Weight Lifting Workouts | Workout Routines
Bench Press Routine | Bench Press Workout | Increase Bench Press | Bench Press Records | Bench Press Chart
Lean Body Mass | How To Run Faster | Bodybuilding Tips | Athlete Celebrity Interviews | Muscle Growth Stories
Muscular System | Healthy Bodybuilding Recipes | Muscle Man | Female Bodybuilders | Weight Lifting Exercises
Powerlifting | Dumbbell Exercise | Muscle Bodybuilding T Shirts | Vince Gironda | Vince Delmonte | Jennifer Nicole Lee
Weight Lifting Accessory | Football Strength Workout | Strongman Training | Weight Lifting Belts | Mike Geary
Bench Press | Fitness Links | How To Gain Weight Fast | Strength Blog | Build Muscle Fast | Workout Reviews | Workout Videos
Weight Lifting & Weight Training Tips For Building Muscle Strength
Fitness Models | Strongman | Muscle Building Nutrition | Muscle Growth | Muscle Building Experts

Supplements: Testosterone Booster | Super Fat Burner | Beta Alanine | Creatine Caps | Nitric Oxide NO2 | Muscle Building Supplements | Post Workout Supplement

Articles: Bench Press Tips | Supplement Reviews | Muscular Strength | Bodybuilding Nutrition | Fitness Health | Muscle Building
Fat Loss Tips