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Upright Barbell Row

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Traps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Upright Barbell Row Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Grasp a barbell with an overhand grip that is slightly less than shoulder width. The bar should be resting on the top of your thighs with your arms extended and a slight bend in your elbows. Your back should also be straight. This will be your starting position.
  2. Now exhale and use the sides of your shoulders to lift the bar, raising your elbows up and to the side. Keep the bar close to your body as you raise it. Continue to lift the bar until it nearly touches your chin. Tip: Your elbows should drive the motion, and should always be higher than your forearms. Remember to keep your torso stationary and pause for a second at the top of the movement.
  3. Lower the bar back down slowly to the starting position. Inhale as you perform this portion of the movement.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: This exercise can also be performed using a straight bar attached to a low pulley and it can also be performed using dumbbells, though this later exercise should be reserved by people that are well familiarized with correct execution.



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Tip: Upright Barbell Row

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Apr 29, 2014 12:58 PM: Work with light weights and do the moves slowly



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Tip: Upright Barbell Row

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Feb 10, 2014 12:48 AM: Stay away from this If you have rotator cuff problems.



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Tip: Upright Barbell Row

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Nov 28, 2013 10:27 PM: I like to superset this with shrugs using the same bar, really gets a good burn!



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Tip: Upright Barbell Row

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jul 15, 2013 6:45 PM: Keep the weight really light. The upper end of the movement puts a lot of strain on the wrists. It's much better to go light and perform the movement slowly, concentrating on lifting the bar with your shoulders. Your shoulders will look great after you perform this exercise correctly.



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Review: Upright Barbell Row

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7/10

Jul 14, 2013 7:23 AM: I feel the traps more than shoulders on Upright Rows.



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Review: Upright Barbell Row

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9/10

Jan 18, 2013 11:45 AM: i like this workout ...may i knw is trapz work more than shoulders in this workout



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Review: Upright Barbell Row

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9/10

Sep 9, 2012 7:21 PM: I really like this one. It gets an awesome burn in traps and all parts of your delts. It hurts my wrists when I use a barbell or dumbbells. I like using an EZ bar.



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9/10

Aug 31, 2012 11:22 PM: Like upright barbell row go heavy not. To high



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Apr 9, 2012 10:35 AM: Good.



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Review: Upright Barbell Row

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9/10

Apr 4, 2012 12:48 PM: love this exercise



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