Dumbbell shrugs are a weightlifting exercise that targets the Trapezius muscles in the upper back and neck.
To perform dumbbell shrugs:
- Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and holding a dumbbell in each hand with your arms straight by your sides and your palms facing your body.
- Raise your shoulders as high as you can towards your ears in a shrugging motion while keeping your arms straight.
- Hold the contracted position for a moment, and then slowly lower your shoulders back down to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It is important to keep your core tight and your back straight during the exercise to maintain proper form and avoid injury. This exercise is often used to help build the upper back and neck and improve posture.