Standing dumbbell upright row
The standing dumbbell upright row is a popular movement for building stronger and bigger traps and shoulders. Many lifters combine this move with either their back or shoulder workout, since it involves both body parts. It is generally performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more.
STANDING DUMBBELL UPRIGHT ROW BENEFITS:
- Builds stronger, bigger traps and lateral deltoids
- More shoulder-friendly than barbell upright rows
- Great burnout movement on shoulder day
Video Source: Muscle & Strength
- Main Muscle Worked: Traps
- Secondary Muscles Worked: Shoulders
- Type: Strength
- Equipment: Dumbbells
- Mechanics: Isolation
- Force Type: Pull
- Level: Intermediate
STEP BY STEP GUIDE:
- Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart.
- With a dumbbell in each hand and keeping your elbows slightly bent, extend your arms downward and in front of you so that your palms are facing you. This is your starting position.
- Keeping the dumbbells close to your body, exhale as you bend your elbows and raise the dumbbells straight up to your shoulders. Your elbows should be outward and your bent arms should be parallel with the floor.
- Pause for 1 second at the peak of the movement and then inhale as you reverse the motion back to the starting position.
REPEAT FOR DESIRED REPS