COURTESY OF GLOBAL FITNESS
Major muscles used
- Deltoids (Side and rear)
Perform upright rowing
- Stand upright holding a barbell in both hands, palms facing your body, leaning on your upper thighs.
- Your hands should be placed in a narrow grip, about 6-8 inches apart, and arms should be extended down in front of you, back straight, and abdominals tight.
- Your back should be upright with shoulders back and chest out.
- Pull the barbells up slowly to your chin, keeping the barbells close to your body and with elbows high and pointed out.
- When the barbell nearly touches your chin, flex your shoulder muscles and pause for a brief second.
- Lower the weight in a slow, controlled manner back to the starting position.
- Don't rock or sway your body to gain momentum.
- Don't jerk the barbell up in an attempt to complete the exercise.
- Don't let the barbell just fall. Be sure to resist the weight as you lower it slowly.
Alternative exercises to upright rowing
Courtesy of Global-Fitness.com, your Online Personal Trainer
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