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Barbell Upright Rows

Main Muscle: Shoulder

Barbell Upright Rows
Barbell Upright Rows


·       Stand upright holding a barbell (E-Z or straight bar) in both hands using an overhand shoulder-width grip.


·       Your arm should be fully extended in front of you, with the barbell at your upper thighs. Allow your shoulders to relax slightly but keep your back straight.


·       Slowly pull the barbell straight up until elbows and forearms are virtually parallel to the ground (to chest height). Lifting the barbell close to the body targets the lateral deltoid.


·       Your elbows should be pointing up and out. The bar should follow along your ribs until it hits the middle of your chest. Hold it momentarily, then lower it under control to a position just below your waist. 


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