Exercise How To:

Upright Rows with a Barbell


Muscles Worked: Shoulders, triceps, biceps.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the barbell in front of your waist with your palms face down and one inch apart.

Action: Keep your hands about an inch apart and bend your arms so that the barbell comes up to an inch below your chin. Your elbows should be pointed directly to the side. Extend your arms to lower the barbell back down to the starting position.

Muscles Worked

ShouldersTriceps MusclesBiceps

Exercises Using Barbells

Curl and Delts with a Barbell
Two Arm Curls with a Barbell
Shoulder Press with a Barbell
Upright Row Squat with Barbell



1. Keep your hands one inch apart from each other at all times.

2. Keep the barbell balanced throughout the exercise.

3. Avoid holding your breath while pulling the weight up.