This variation of the shrug movement will primarily target the middle and lower portion of the trapezius. Furthermore, it will make your shoulders more stable and stronger overall, as we have scapular flexion.
- 1Set up a bench to a 45-degree angle
- 2Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie face down on the bench, letting the dumbbells hang down freely
- 3With palms facing one another, shrug the dumbbells up, retracting the scapula
- 4Squeeze the traps then come back down slowly