Barbell Upright Row

Barbell upright rows work the deltoids and upper trapezius as well as the biceps and forearms. Since this exercise can often be hard on the shoulders it should be used with caution. When shoulder pain or discomfort is not present barbell upright rows can be used in shoulders and upper back workouts as one of the base exercises.


barbell upright row deltoid exercise videos workout videosRequired Fitness Equipment

Loaded Barbell

Target Muscle(s)


Levator Scapulae

Medial & Anterior Deltoids


Forearms (Grip)

Biceps, Brachioradialis



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