WIDE-GRIP UPRIGHT ROW

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Take an overhand-grip on the barbell, aiming your hands slightly outside shoulder-width.
  2. LIFT: Pull your elbows towards your ears. This will raise the bar in a straight line up the front of your body.
  3. TIP: This is a classic bodybuilding movement, but I’m not a fan of the grip. A wide-grip is 100% better than the bulls**t narrow-grip you see people wrecking their forearms with on this exercise, but we can make it even better by using dumbbells as this allows the shoulders to move more freely at the top of the rep.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Middle Delts)
  • Arms (Forearms)
wide grip upright row demo

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