Upright barbell row

This shoulder exercise will work on both 3 muscles of your deltoïds/shoulders (posterior, lateral and anterior deltoïds) and on your trapezius. Don’t hesitate to have a look on my other article “The main muscle groups of your body” if you don’t remember where thes deltoïds are located.

How to perform the “Upright barbell row”:




Start by..

Standing with a straight torso, take the bar with a narrow grip. Straight arms along your body with the palms of your hands facing you.


Keep your back straight, brace your core, in order to stand still and straight. Then raise the bar to just below your chin ( in order to bring the bar up to the level of your deltoids), ensuring your wrists remain above the bar at all times and that the bar travels close to your torso.

Slowly lower the bar to the starting position. Control the bar during its way down. You will find this harder but it will work more efficiently on your deltoïds.


If it is the first time that you are doing this exercise, I would recommend you to get used to the movements by doing side lateral raises firstly without weights.


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  1. http://muscularstrength.com/article/Two-MUST-DO-Exercises-For-BIGGER-TRAPS

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