This exercise works not only the shoulders but the trapezius (in the back), making it a good linking exercise between shoulders and back.
STEP 1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart and take an overhand grip on a barbell with your hands also a shoulder-width apart.
STEP 2. Pull up to the level of your chin, keeping the bar close to your body and keeping your elbows higher than the bar.
STEP 3. Hold for a few seconds before lowering back to the start position, ensuring that your elbows remain slightly bent and avoiding any bouncing or jerking movements.