Standard shrugs target the upper traps, but they only work scapular elevation, not upward rotation, which is a missing element in most people's trap and shoulder training. Try this incredibly effective variation that requires upward rotation.

Barbell Overhead Shrug

Brace your abs hard, keep the ribs down, and start with the barbell overhead. From there, shrug upwards, making sure to use a controlled descent.

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