Barbell Silverback Shrug: A Comprehensive Guide
Setup

Start by selecting a barbell that is the appropriate weight for your fitness level and strength
Load the barbell with weight plates, making sure to secure them onto the barbell with collars
Stand in front of the barbell, with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent
Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, making sure that your hands are slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
Position the barbell in front of your thighs, with your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed

How to Perform

Inhale and lift the barbell up towards your chest, keeping your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed
Exhale and shrug your shoulders upwards, towards your ears
Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, holding the barbell and your shoulders in position
Inhale and lower the barbell back down to the starting position, keeping your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed
Repeat for the desired number of repetitions

Technique

Make sure to keep your focus on shrugging your shoulders upwards, rather than lifting the barbell
Avoid using your arms to pull the barbell upwards, as this can place unnecessary stress on your back and neck
Keep your chin tucked in, to maintain good posture and prevent straining your neck
Make sure to keep your shoulders relaxed and your arms extended throughout the entire movement

Things to Avoid

Avoid rounding your back or hunching your shoulders, as this can put unnecessary strain on your back and neck
Avoid twisting or rotating your arms, as this can cause the barbell to become unevenly balanced and increase your risk of injury
Avoid using too much weight, as this can cause you to lose proper form and increase your risk of injury