Barbell Upright Row


Barbell Upright Row
Barbell Upright Row

Barbell Upright Row Works

Muscle Group:

Back, Shoulders




Barbell, Weights

The barbell upright row is strengthens the deltoids and trapezius. The barbell upright row is similar to the “shrug” and “high-pull” exercises in that it requires scapular elevation and recruits the upper back and neck muscles. You can incorporate the barbell upright row into your back workout, shoulder workout or upper-body workout. This is a staple exercise for wrestlers, football players, and mixed martial artists.

How to Do Barbell Upright Row

  • Standing, hold the barbell in front of your thighs, arms straight and palms facing back.
  • Lift the barbell straight up by leading up with your elbows.
  • Keep the barbell close to your body on the way up, and relax your wrists by letting them bend
  • Lower the barbell back to the front of your thighs.
  • keeping the wrists stiff instead of relaxed
  • Barbell too far away in front of the body

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