Snatch Shrug

Exercise Data

Traps exercise

Traps exercise

Type: Olympic Weightlifting
Main Muscle Worked: Traps
Other Muscles: Forearms, Shoulders

snatch shrug

snatch shrug

Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull





  1. Begin with a wide grip, with the bar hanging at the mid thigh position. You can use a hook or overhand grip. Your back should be straight and inclined slightly forward.
  2. Shrug your shoulders towards your ears. While this exercise can usually by loaded with heavier weight than a snatch, avoid  overloading to the point that the execution slows down.


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