Barbell Silverback Shrug
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart holding the Barbell with both hands in front just past shoulder width.
- Bend forward at the hips with a slight bend in your knees, keeping your back straight.
- Engage your shoulder blades, as if you are trying to touch them together.
- Release the shrug.
Barbell Silverback Shrug: A Comprehensive Guide
- Start by selecting a barbell that is the appropriate weight for your fitness level and strength
- Load the barbell with weight plates, making sure to secure them onto the barbell with collars
- Stand in front of the barbell, with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent
- Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, making sure that your hands are slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
- Position the barbell in front of your thighs, with your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed
How to Perform
- Inhale and lift the barbell up towards your chest, keeping your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed
- Exhale and shrug your shoulders upwards, towards your ears
- Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, holding the barbell and your shoulders in position
- Inhale and lower the barbell back down to the starting position, keeping your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions
- Make sure to keep your focus on shrugging your shoulders upwards, rather than lifting the barbell
- Avoid using your arms to pull the barbell upwards, as this can place unnecessary stress on your back and neck
- Keep your chin tucked in, to maintain good posture and prevent straining your neck
- Make sure to keep your shoulders relaxed and your arms extended throughout the entire movement
Things to Avoid
- Avoid rounding your back or hunching your shoulders, as this can put unnecessary strain on your back and neck
- Avoid twisting or rotating your arms, as this can cause the barbell to become unevenly balanced and increase your risk of injury
- Avoid using too much weight, as this can cause you to lose proper form and increase your risk of injury