Dumbbell upright rowing


Major muscles used

  • Deltoids (Side and rear)
  • Trapezius

Performing dumbbell upright rowing

  • Stand upright holding dumbbells in both hands next to each other, palms facing your body, leaning on your upper thighs.
  • Your arms should be extended down in front of you with back straight and abdominals tight.
  • Pull the dumbbells up slowly to your chin, keeping the dumbbells close to your body and with elbows high and pointed out.
  • When the dumbbells nearly touch your chin, flex your shoulder muscles and pause for a brief second.
  • Slowly return to the starting position keeping your back straight and your chest out.

Be careful

  • Don't jerk the dumbbells up or sway in an attempt to complete the lift.
  • Don't let the dumbbells just drop. Be sure to resist the weight as you lower it slowly.

Alternative exercises to dumbbell upright rowing

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