PLATE SHRUGS

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Grip a plate in each hand and stand with your chest up, shoulders back.
  2. LIFT: Lift by moving your shoulders up towards your ears. Think of your arms as cables for holding the weights, don’t use them to help.
  3. TIP: Plate Shrugs can be a good exercise for dropsetting or switching rep speeds, try performing these explosively after some heavy reps with a bar!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Upper Traps)
  • Arms (Forearms)
barbell shrugs muscles worked

ALTERNATIVE EXERCISES: