The 5 Most Effective Shoulder Dumbbell Exercises for V-taper Physique

2. Dumbbell Shrugs:

Dumbbell shrugs are focused on your trapezoid muscles. Shrugs and upright rows are the best way to build impressive trapezoids, but puts some pressure on your shoulder caps.

How To: Dumbbell shrugs

  • Stand with a dumbbell on each hand (palms facing your torso), arms extended on the sides.
  • Lift the dumbbells by elevating the shoulders as high as possible while you exhale. Hold the contraction at the top for a second.
  • Lower the dumbbells back to the original position.
  • Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

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