How To Do Barbell Shrug ?


Want to know how to do Barbell Shrug exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS A BARBELL SHRUG EXERCISE ?

Barbell shrug is a weight training exercise performed to build the upper trapezius muscle.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BARBELL SHRUG WORK ?

Primary muscleShoulder muscles are the primary muscles that are effected by performing Barbell shrug exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BARBELL SHRUG EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

The Barbell shrug exercise require Barbell / EZ-Bar to be performed.

 

HOW TO PERFORM BARBELL SHRUGS ?

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6 steps and you shall be able to perform Barbell shrug exercise.

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the barrel in front of you, with the overhand grip of your hands on the barrel. Position your hands at a distance more than the shoulder’s width.
  2. Starting position: Position your arms in an extended form straight towards the floor. Your arms should be facing your thighs.
  3. By raising your shoulders and not using your elbows, pull the barbell up.
  4. Stay paused in the same position till the count of one.
  5. Inhale your breath and retract to the initial/starting position.
  6. Pause for a while after one rep and then continue.

 

IS THERE ANY TIP FOR PERFORMING BARBELL SHRUG EXERCISE ?

Yes! You may rotate your shoulder while performing Barbell shrug exercise, but doing so is not recommended for people with shoulder problems.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BARBELL SHRUG EXERCISE ?

The difficulty level for performing Barbell shrug exercise ranges from Easy to moderate.

 

CAN BARBELL SHRUGS BE PERFORMED BY ONLY MEN, ONLY WOMEN OR BOTH ?

Both men and women can perform Barbell shrug exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RELATED EXERCISES WHICH EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUP AS BARBELL SHRUGS DOES ?

5 other exercises can work over the same primary muscles:

    1. Your Exercise (Placeholder)
    2. Standing Cable Crossover / Fly
    3. Dumbbell Lateral Raise (Power Partials)
    4. Standing Overhead Dumbbell Press
    5. Shoulder Stretch

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