If you are looking for an exercise to improve your posture, alleviate shoulder pain, or build strength in your upper body and core, the upright row could be the perfect exercise. The upright row can be done with dumbbells, a kettle bell, or barbell. The upright row can even be done using the cable machine, one of my favorite variations. This simple movement can help create lean muscle mass while improving balance and stability. So, let’s get to it!
When looking to increase shoulder and upper back strength, look no further than the upright row. Strengthening your posterior chain is hugely beneficial for functional everyday life. Whether you are lifting groceries or children, the upright row helps strengthens the muscles used for lifting (and pulling). The best part of the upright row is you can complete it with a variety of equipment. As with any exercise, care should be taken to execute it with proper form to avoid injury.