Shrug

Free Weights / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells
  • Barbell
  • Smith Machine

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 130 lb
    average weight
  • 360 lb
    best weight
  • 37
    times logged
  • #47
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Shrug Weight

  • 170 lb
    average weight
  • 360 lb
    best weight
  • 23
    times logged
  • #35
    popularity rank

Average Male Shrug Weight

  • 65 lb
    average weight
  • 80 lb
    best weight
  • 7
    times logged
  • #256
    popularity rank

Average Female Shrug Weight

How to do Shrug:

Muscles Worked

Details

shrug is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the traps ...more

shrug is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the traps.

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

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

Tips

  1. Increase the weight after you can comfortably do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
  2. Wrist wraps can help you with your grip.

Variations

  1. Hold the barbell behind your back instead of in front.
  2. Use dummbells instead of a barbell by holding a dummbell in each hand by your sides.
  3. Instead of shrugging your shoulders up and down, raise your shoulders with a semi-circle motion.
  4. Use a shrug machine for this exercise.
  5. Use a smith machine for this exercise.

Other Names

  • Barbell Shrug
  • Clean Shrug

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

1 Review

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells
  • Barbell
  • Smith Machine

Tips

  1. Increase the weight after you can comfortably do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
  2. Wrist wraps can help you with your grip.

Variations

  1. Hold the barbell behind your back instead of in front.
  2. Use dummbells instead of a barbell by holding a dummbell in each hand by your sides.
  3. Instead of shrugging your shoulders up and down, raise your shoulders with a semi-circle motion.
  4. Use a shrug machine for this exercise.
  5. Use a smith machine for this exercise.

Other Names

  • Barbell Shrug
  • Clean Shrug

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation