Barbell Upright Row

Exercise for shoulders, back and biceps

Barbell Upright Row

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Standing, holding the bar in front of you, pronation grip, hands shoulder-width apart.


Lift the bar vertically to chest height. Contract for a moment, then return to the starting position. During the whole movement, keep the bar close to the body and the elbows higher than the wrists.

Equipment required


Main muscles

Deltoids, trapezius muscles

Secondary muscles

Biceps and forearms