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Unread 01-12-2012, 10:45 AM
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Unread 01-12-2012, 01:31 PM
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Would you suggest using ez-curl bar though?
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This is really useful. Not a lot of people address this. I have tried to love upright barbell rows but between shoulder and elbow pain I gave up.

However, light dumbbell upright rows are pain free and really give me a nice feel between the shoulders and traps.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 10:20 PM
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Perfectly fine for me,

Infact my shoulders always lagged behind and didn't start catching up until I added these and heavy.

I can upright row more than I can military press for whatever reason too.
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I'm really glad that this topic came up.

I've been performing upright rows using weight plates. I love the free-flowing movement and it's way easier on my wrists than a bar.



Like Lyle's article states, I only come up to the point where my upper arms are parallel with the ground.

Now if I could only find a way not to make a funny face while doing this exercise I would be even happier
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I'm really glad that this topic came up.

I've been performing upright rows using weight plates. I love the free-flowing movement and it's way easier on my wrists than a bar.



Like Lyle's article states, I only come up to the point where my upper arms are parallel with the grind.

Now if I could only find a way not to make a funny face while doing this exercise I would be even happier
If your hands were further apart, you'd be using more deltoids and less biceps.
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just curious, does anyone prefer upright rows to lateral raises for middle deltoid stimulation? if so, why?
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If your hands were further apart, you'd be using more deltoids and less biceps.
Yes, I mix up the width all the time. You can definitely feel the delts get hit with a wide grip... although I still feel it working incredibly well with this width. I really don't feel my bi's getting involved much with this grip.
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just curious, does anyone prefer upright rows to lateral raises for middle deltoid stimulation? if so, why?
I prefer lateral raises with cables more than upright rows or dumbbell lateral raises. I like the tension and I like that I can vary the angle of resistance compared to dumbbells.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 07:36 AM
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I've tried Upright Rows twice (several years apart) and the next day, I always have a sharp pain on my upper left shoulder as if someone had tried stabbing me with a blunt screwdriver a few times. I did go close grip and wide grip and to upper chest area so perhaps it was just unsafe but I would definitely caution someone not to mess around with it unless you can be humble with the technique and weight. If your lat pulls leave you laying down instead of sitting up by the end of each rep because you like to pull more plates, this exercise will probably destroy your shoulders.
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