Choose an appropriate weight matching your fitness and coordination level.
Stand up straight with your feet at a shoulder-width as you hold the barbell with both hands in an overhand, shoulder-width grip behind the back. Straighten your torso. Your pelvis is in a neutral position.
Contract your upper trapezius muscles to elevate your shoulder joint (lifting your shoulders upwards)
Raise your shoulders up as you breathe out and breathe in as you go back to the starting position. Repeat as required.
Make sure your starting position is correct.
Keep your torso muscles upright and your pelvis in a position to avoid overarching your lower back.
Hold the barbell in a balanced position on both sides.
Choose an appropriate weight matching your fitness level.
Perform the exercise in front of the mirror and watch yourself to make sure you are using the right technique.