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How can I strengthen my trapezius muscles?

With weights in your hands, keep your arms relaxed and hanging down throughout the movement. Lift your shoulders up toward your ears as high as you can (hunching is allowed here), then slowly lower them. Focus on moving only your shoulders and don't jut out your chin. Work up to 40 shrugs. To make it harder: Do it while balancing on your toes. You'll feel your calves working.

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