Strength

Kettlebell Shrug

Kettlebell Shrugs strengthen traps and shoulders by lifting weights in a shrugging motion. They enhance muscle size, strength, and improve posture through building a strong upper back.
View all exercises
Kettlebell Shrug instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, holding the kettlebells in both hands.
2
Bend your knees slightly and keep your back straight.
3
Raise your shoulders straight up towards your ears, keeping your arms and back straight.
4
Hold this position for a few seconds while feeling the tension in the top of your shoulders.
5
Slowly lower your shoulders to return to the initial position. Repeat this movement for your desired number of repetitions.
Stand up straight with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, holding the kettlebells in both hands.
Bend your knees slightly and keep your back straight.
Raise your shoulders straight up towards your ears, keeping your arms and back straight.
Hold this position for a few seconds while feeling the tension in the top of your shoulders.
Slowly lower your shoulders to return to the initial position. Repeat this movement for your desired number of repetitions.
Equipment needed
Bands
Barbell
Battle Ropes
Bench
Bosu
Box
Cables
Dip Bar
Dumbbell
EZ Curl Bar
Hex Bar
Kettlebell
Ladder
Machine
Pull-Up Bar
Yoga Ball
Muscles used
This is some text inside of a div block.
Back
Front
Strength distributions
This graph shows how much weight men and women could lift for a single maximum-effort rep.
Explore other exercises
Start your fitness journey today
Enjoying exercises like Kettlebell Shrug, but want more personalization? Join CoPilot to build a stronger, healthier, and more confident version of you.
Work with a trainer