1. Take a firm grip of the barbell and allow it to rest on the front of your thighs with your palms facing towards you and your hands placed at about shoulder-width apart
2. Stand tall and strong with your feet placed about shoulder-width apart and a slight bend at the knee
3. Bring your shoulders upwards, with the idea of them travelling up to touch your ear lobes
4. When you reach the highest point possible, pause briefly before lowering your shoulders back down to the starting position
The primary muscles used in Barbell Shrugs are the Traps. The secondary muscles used are the Shoulders.