Dumbbell Shrugs - Trapezoid Exercise
In this lesson you will learn how to do dumbbell shrugs. The dumbbell shrug is an exercise for the traps (trapezoid muscles), which are located at the sides and the back of your neck. Most bodybuilders don't do this exercise very often, because free weight exercises (e.g. the barbell deadlift) partially also train the neck muscles. However, the traps are important for boxers and of course for bodybuilders who lack neck muscle development. You can do dumbbell shrugs standing on both feet like shown here, or sitting on a bench. For more info read the description below. Shrugs can also be done with a barbell, elastic bands or other equipment. Find more back exercises at weight training and bodybuilding.