Dumbbell Shrug

Learn how to perform shrugs correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Dumbbell Shrug

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Hold a pair of weights by the sides and position the feet hip-width apart. Slightly pull the shoulders blades back, keeping the spine and head in good posture. This is the starting position.

  2. Elevate the shoulders toward the ears. Squeeze hard at the top and slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. Repeat the shrug for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this working your arms, traps, upper back, and shoulders. 

Alternative Exercises:

Barbell Shrug  Side Raise

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