- Trapezius (neck) strength.
- Shoulder and upper back strength.
The Barbell Shrug is a great exercise for strengthening the upper trapezius and building mass.
- WIth both hands firmly gripping the barbell, raise your shoulders straight upwards.
- Keep your arms, and your upper body straight as you shrug.
- Slowly return to the start position and repeat.
- Dropping your chin towards your chest.
- Shrugging in a circular motion.