How to do Gittleson Shrug
Gittleson Shrug Benefits
- The Gittleson shrug is another variation of the dumbbell shrug used to build the trapezius muscles. The Gittleson shrug emphasizes the contraction of the upper trapezius muscle by isolating the muscle and working it in a one-way fashion.
- Allow your loaded side shoulder to drop down as far as possible. This puts a stretch on your left upper trap and, because of the way you’re leaning, it also puts an intense isometric contraction in your right upper trap. Although it seems like a one-way exercise, an isometric contraction occurs on the other side as one side moves.
- A strong and tight trapezius muscle supports your neck by preventing your head from falling forward and allows you to stand upright. It is a practical exercise that can be applied especially for those who work at the desk in the office.
Muscles Worked in the Gittleson Shrug
Target - Trapezius, Upper
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Synergists - Trapezius, Middle
Stabilizers - Erector Spinae