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    The upright row can't be good for you.....or can it?

    Recently I bought a book called Framework which discusses how to preserve the body over the course of our lives. Now one of the exercises that the author ( who is a doctor btw ) recommends for the upper body is the upright row. Now I have read and heard just about how dangerous this exercise can be however perhaps I have heard wrong?

    I'd like to hear the your thoughts and opinions here. Thanks folks!

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    SupermanRedSun: "What's your opinion on upright rows?"

    RichMahogany: "Perhaps the most unfortunate exercise ever invented... "

    quikky: "... for several reasons."


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    If you take a wider grip (about shoulder width) on the bar then it is much less stressful on the shoulder joint, and activates the traps more.

    If your grip is wide then you should only be able to get as high as under your chest, or thereabouts.

    Try it and see if its your thing, that's the only way to find out :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkspeed View Post
    If you take a wider grip (about shoulder width) on the bar then it is much less stressful on the shoulder joint, and activates the traps more.

    If your grip is wide then you should only be able to get as high as under your chest, or thereabouts.
    Completely agree. Close grip upright row pulled all the way to face level can be hell on your shoulders. A clean grip high pull though is a great exercise. Obviously they are similar but different exercises but basically the same movement pattern.

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    Upright Row....No, not good !

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    Everything's better bent over.

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