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Shoulder Shrugs

Welcome to DNA Physical Therapy’s Exercise Series! Today’s feature: The Classic Shrug!

Looking to target your upper traps and give those shoulders a little love? You’re in the right place!

The Shrug is a simple yet effective exercise for strengthening your upper trapezius muscles and improving shoulder stability.

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Shrugs: What’s In It for You?

Upper Trap Targeting: Specifically designed to engage and strengthen the upper trapezius muscles.

Shoulder Stability: Enhances shoulder stability, aiding in better posture and reducing risk of injury.

Quick & Convenient: Requires minimal equipment and can be done almost anywhere, making it a convenient add-on to any workout.

How to Perform Shrugs:

  • Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand, arms fully extended, and palms facing your body.
  • Elevate your shoulders towards your ears in a “shrugging” motion, while keeping your arms straight.
  • Lower your shoulders back to the starting position in a controlled manner.

Pro Tip: Focus on lifting with your shoulders, not your arms, and avoid rolling the shoulders to prevent strain.

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