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Shoulder Shrug ExerciseMan sitting in chair with shoulders raised.Man sitting in chair with back straight and hands on lap.

To start, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Shift your weight slightly forward to avoid rounding your back. Relax. Keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned.

  • Raise both of your shoulders as high as you can, as if you were trying to touch them to your ears. Keep your head and neck still and relaxed.

  • Hold for a count of 10. Release.

  • Repeat 5 times.

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bechtold, C Dustin, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Mitchell, Bryan Sean, MD
Last Review Date: 10/31/2011
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