- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and a dumbbell in each hand.
- Keep your arms extended and by your sides and with your palms facing in.
- Relax your shoulders so they hang as low as possible.
- Raise the dumbbells by slowly lifting your shoulders in a shrugging motion. Hold for a count of one.
- Slowly relax your shoulders to return to the start position.
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