Dumbbell Shrugs Exercise- Build Trapezius muscles now
Why is Dumbbell Shrug so effective?
An excellent alternative to Barbell Shrugs, the dumbbell shrugs also allows to lift heavy weights with a better & longer range of motion.
Its a isolation move for trapezius muscles and when done properly it will help you build bigger trapezius muscles without harming your shoulders as the move in free in the air and not rigid.
I prefer to do these at the end of my shoulder workouts.
To Build and thicken the trapezius muscles and build a strong, flexible neck.
Steps with correct form and technique
Dumbbell Shrugs are great if the dumbbell weights are enough to load your muscles. Remember the exercise should not be easy. No going on for tens or reps with low weights.
Dumbbell Shrugs have advantages as they do not stress the shoulder joints as much as barbell ones do. Why?
Because your shoulder muscles and the joints will be working in their natural angles since there is no shoulder joint rotation to hold the loaded bar.
Also it is a personal preference. I have seen women love dumbbells more than barbells, so feel free to choose your weights.
Cool Point - If the dumbbells are not big enough for you then start with barbell shrugs and then when you are exhausted, move on to dumbbell ones. But many a gym has big enough dumbbells now-a-days.
Machine Shrugs can be a good alternative too as you will be working only in one plane, there is not much difference between barbell shrug or machine shrug. Ask your gym instructor to show you the shrug machine.
Points to remember
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