You can also use a barbell for this exercise if that's what you feel most comfortable with. This exercise works mainly your traps, but it also involves your biceps and shoulders.
1) Stand with feet shoulder width apart, with knees slightly bent.
2) Also hold the dumbbells against your thighs. Use your shoulders to lift the weight. Keep the weight close to your body.
3) As you lift the weight, your elbows should be higher than your forearms. Lower dumbbells back down to the starting position.
If you have any additional tips for this exercise, please let me know in the comments below and I will add them to this card. :)