1. Take a firm grip of the dumbbells and allow them to rest next to your thighs with your palms facing inwards
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 Dumbbell Shrugs are the Traps. The secondary muscles used are the Shoulders.