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    Question about DB shrugs

    When using dumbells for shrugs.. is it ok to rotate the shoulder as opposed to just shrugging up and down? I remember reading somewhere that this could damage the rotator cuffs..

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    Straight up and down, no shoulder rotation.
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    Thanks for the clarification.. nice avatar and name by the way.

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    I was always under the impression the use of DB's for shrugs was so you could take advantage of a increased range of motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    I was always under the impression the use of DB's for shrugs was so you could take advantage of a increased range of motion.
    I thought the same thing, but eventually most people will have to switch to BB anyway, since it'd be hard to grip dumbbells that weigh in the hundreds.
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