Trapezius muscle stability. Increased shoulder strength. Increased upper back muscle strength. Increased neck muscle strength.
Do shoulder shrugs really work?
Shoulder shrugs are a popular choice of exercise for strengthening your shoulder muscles and upper arms too. Shoulder shrugs can be done anywhere and only take a few minutes. Even better, shoulder shrugs are perfect for most fitness levels and can be modified for different levels of strength.
How do you do shoulder shrug exercises?
- Raise both of your shoulders as high as you can, as if you were trying to touch them to your ears. Keep your head and neck still and relaxed.
- Hold for a count of 10. Release.
- Repeat 5 times.
Do shoulder shrugs build muscle?
With proper form, dumbbell shrugs can build your upper back and shoulder muscles. Adding dumbbell shrugs to your weight training routine can help you build the following muscle groups: Trapezius: The primary muscle group activated during dumbbell shrugs are your upper traps.