heavy upright rows

Muscle Groups

trapezius shoulder girdle upper back
Heavy upright rows are an effective compound exercise that works on upper back, shoulders, and traps. The exercise involves lifting a barbell or dumbbells from the front of the thighs to the chest using a pulling motion. The weight is held with a shoulder-width grip and is lifted to the chin. As the weight is lifted, the elbows are raised and the shoulder blades are squeezed together. Proper form is vital to this exercise to prevent injury, and it is recommended that it be performed in front of a mirror to ensure it is being executed correctly. Heavy upright rows target the muscles that are essential for good posture, making them a popular choice among athletes and bodybuilders. This exercise also helps to build strong, broad shoulders which are essential for improving upper body strength. It is a great exercise for those looking to improve their overall fitness and build muscle in the upper back, shoulders, and traps. Heavy upright rows are often used as part of a larger workout routine, and they can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual, based on their fitness levels and goals.