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Barbell Shoulder Shrugs

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How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Begin in the standing position, with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms straight out gripping a barbell in the over/under position (One hand over, one hand under).

2) Pull your arms up without bending at the elbows as if trying to touch your ears with your shoulders.

3) Hold the contractions at the top of the motion for a moment while keeping your head slightly forward.

4) Slowly return to the starting position

Notes: You should NOT: use your legs to drive the weight up, overly bend your arms, or keep your head straight up.  If anything, your chin should tuck into your chest.