Exercise Technique





Trapezius (Upper Fibers)


Purpose: Develop muscles of the upper trapezius and supportive muscles of the back - ground based multi-joint exercise.

Secondary Purpose: Stress the entire ground-based postural muscles through a synergistic summation of forces, also a transitional lift for the Power Clean.

Equipment Set-up:

Starting Position:


CSCCa Barbell Shrug from Greg Werner on Vimeo.

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Key Points:


Produced by Master Strength & Conditioning Coach, Greg Werner from James Madison University

Athlete in the video: Auburn University, Coach Phillip Brown, CSCS