Dumbbell Shrug

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  • 53.90 lb
    average weight
  • 255.00 lb
    best weight
  • 149
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  • #61
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Average Sitewide Dumbbell Shrug Weight

  • 63.56 lb
    average weight
  • 255.00 lb
    best weight
  • 116
    times logged
  • #45
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Average Male Dumbbell Shrug Weight

  • 10.76 lb
    average weight
  • 35.00 lb
    best weight
  • 12
    times logged
  • #195
    popularity rank

Average Female Dumbbell Shrug Weight

How to do the Dumbbell Shrug:

Muscles Worked

Traps primary Muscles diagram

Details

The dumbbell shrug is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the traps and to a lesser degree also targets the ...more

The dumbbell shrug is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the traps and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only dumbbell shrug equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell shrug variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell shrug equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell shrug form is easy with the step by step dumbbell shrug instructions, dumbbell shrug tips, and the instructional dumbbell shrug technique video on this page. The dumbbell shrug is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell shrug video, learn how to do the dumbbell shrug, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell shrug workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your arms extended at all times. Resist the temptation to use your biceps to help lift the dumbbells. Only your shoulders should be moving as you perform the exercise.
  2. Keep your head up and eyes facing forward while performing the exercise.

Variations

  1. Try this exercise with cables, bands or barbells.
  2. You can work one side at a time if you wish.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

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Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Keep your arms extended at all times. Resist the temptation to use your biceps to help lift the dumbbells. Only your shoulders should be moving as you perform the exercise.
  2. Keep your head up and eyes facing forward while performing the exercise.

Variations

  1. Try this exercise with cables, bands or barbells.
  2. You can work one side at a time if you wish.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation