Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Say no to the upright row

I am not much of a fan of the upright row much like numerous other trainers. The upright row places the shoulder at risk on almost every rep. You are placing the shoulder into an impingement zone on the reps when doing this exercise and the chances for injury are high. If you have every had any shoulder issues in the past or are prone to get shoulder injuries I would avoid this exercise. There are plenty of other options out there to build/strengthen the traps and delts.

1 comment:

  1. wow! this was not something i had ever heard. on the contrary, a trainer at equinox palo alto once told me to add this to my routine when doing shoulders.