Barbell Shrug

Exercise / Trapezius

How to Barbell Shrug

Barbell ShrugBarbell Shrug Benefits

  • The focus of the barbell shrug exercise is the trapezius muscles. Barbell shrug is the most important exercise for developing strength in the trapezius muscles as it fully activates the muscle fibers in the upper back.
  • A strong and tight trapezius muscle supports your neck by preventing your head from falling forward and allows you to stand upright.


Muscles Worked in the Barbell Shrug

Target - Trapezius, Upper
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Synergists - Trapezius, Middle
Stabilizers - Erector Spinae
barbell shrug muscle worked