Barbell Shrugs

This is an exercise for trapezius strengthening.


  1. Stand on the floor with your abs drawn in and your back straight.
  2. Grasp a barbell with a grip a little wider than shoulder width at arms length.
  3. Drop your shoulders as much as possible to start.
  4. Raise your shoulder as high as possible.
  5. Pause for a moment at the top and then return to starting position in a controlled motion.
  6. Repeat.


Do not arch your back at all during the exercise.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.