Shoulder Shrug Exercise

Man lifting shoulders towards ears.

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: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 11/1/2017
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