Shoulders Exercise Database -> Barbell Up Right Row


Barbell Up Right Row

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Barbell Up Right Row

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Shoulders

Detailed Muscle Group : Traps

Other Muscle Groups : Triceps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell

Difficulty : Intermediate

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How To Perform Exercise

Targeting your traps and deltoids, the barbell upright row is an important shoulder strengthening exercise.

Steps :

1.) Start off standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.

2.) Grab the barbell with an overhand grip ( your palms facing towards you).

3.) Once you have a grip, raise the bar up towards your chin, elevating and contracting from your shoulders and traps, until it is about collar bone level.

4.) As soon as you reach the top position, hold for a count then slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.

Tips :

1.) If possible and available, try performing this exercise while using a rack, you will be able to rest the weight on the rack and pick it up from a more comfortable position without injuring yourself or pulling your muscles.

2.) Prevent from dropping your shoulders

3.) Keeping your abs tight will help protect your back during the upright row.

4.) Using a shoulder-width grip and maintain good posture while performing this exercise is key.

5.) Holding onto the bar with a narrow grip will help target the trap muscles more but in turn will make you more prone to shoulder injury.