- Use a slight lower back action with help from the calves to create momentum and get the bar moving.
- Quickly shrug your shoulders up as hard as you can. Try to hold the top position for a one or two seconds to increase the time under load.
You can use power shrugs as a stand-alone movement. Do 5-8 reps. Or do them at the end of a set of regular barbell shrugs: perform 6-8 heavy strict shrugs followed by 4-6 power shrugs once fatigue prevents you from doing the strict movement. You'll actually get some core and calf work too.