Overhead shrugs

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Overhead shrugs.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your Upper Trapezius muscle.
  2. It is a great alternative exercise to develop the Upper trapezius and is useful to rehab shoulder injuries
  3. From a standing position, sitting or kneeling position, take some dumbbells in your hands and press them up above your head.
  4. This is the start position for the exercise.
  5. Next shrug your shoulders up towards your ears and slowly lower back down to a stretch sensation.
  6. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  7. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  8. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  9. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  10. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  11. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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