Strength

Band Shrug

The Band Shrug is an easy exercise focusing on the traps for enhanced posture and upper back strength. With a resistance band and shoulder shrugging action, it boosts upper body strength and stability.
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Band Shrug instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand upright with your feet hip-width apart and a resistance band looped under your feet.
2
Hold the ends of the resistance band in each hand with your palms facing inwards, arms straight down by your sides.
3
Keep your gaze forward and shoulders back as you shrug your shoulders upwards towards your ears.
4
Pause for a moment at the top of the shrug before slowly lowering your shoulders back down.
5
Avoid rolling your shoulders forwards or backwards, and repeat for the programmed number of reps.
Stand upright with your feet hip-width apart and a resistance band looped under your feet.
Hold the ends of the resistance band in each hand with your palms facing inwards, arms straight down by your sides.
Keep your gaze forward and shoulders back as you shrug your shoulders upwards towards your ears.
Pause for a moment at the top of the shrug before slowly lowering your shoulders back down.
Avoid rolling your shoulders forwards or backwards, and repeat for the programmed number of reps.
Equipment needed
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