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Intensity: Moderate
Plane of Motion: Frontal 
Equipment: Barbell
Target Muscle: Trapezoids
Behind Back Barbell Shrugs
  • Using a Barbell 


  • With a comfortable working weight


  • Safely step over the barbell, and grab the bar slightly shoulder width apart 


  • Removing from the rack find a stable position and your proper posture


  • Slowly raise the shoulders/trapezoids toward the ears without any rotation


  • While coming upward, raises the barbell above your glutes squeezing your trapezoids


  • Once you reached your highest tension point, slowly come down to your starting position


  • After a complete repetition, repeat steps 

Before                           After 

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