Barbell Upright Row

Barbell Upright Row exercise technique

Muscles Worked

Muscles worked by barbell upright row

Primary

  • Middle Deltoid

Secondary

  • Front Deltoid
  • Trapezius
  • Biceps

Instructions

  • Grip the bar with an overhand grip, slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart.
  • Pull the bar straight up, until it is at the level of your chin.
  • With control, lower the bar back to the starting position.

Commentary

The upright row is a shoulder exercise that primarily trains your medial delts. Experiment with grip width to find what position suits you the best.

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