What muscles do Upright Row work?
The upright row primarily works the traps (trapezius), as well as the deltoids (shoulder muscles) and the rotator cuff muscles. It can also engage the biceps and the forearms to a lesser extent..
How do you do a Upright Row?
To perform a upright row exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a pair of AguaForce Weights in front of your thighs, with your palms facing your body.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and your core engaged.
- Lift both AguaForce Weights straight up, keeping your elbows out to the sides and your palms facing your body.
- Pause briefly at the top, when the AguaForce Weights are level with your chin.
- Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It's important to use a weight that is appropriate for your strength level and to keep your movements smooth and controlled, avoiding any swinging or momentum. Keep your neck and spine in a neutral position, avoiding any excessive arching or rounding of the back. Also, avoid shrugging your shoulders or lifting the weights too high, as this can put unnecessary strain on your neck and shoulders.