Seated Shrug

See how to do seated shrugs with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Seated Shrug

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Sit holding a pair of weights by the sides and feet planted firmly on the ground. Slightly pull the shoulders blades back, keeping the spine and head in good posture. This is the starting position.

  2. Elevate the shoulders toward the ears. Squeeze hard at the top and slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. Repeat the shrug for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this working your arms, traps, upper back, and shoulders. 

Alternative Exercises:

Standing Shrug  Barbell Shrug

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