Upper Body Exercises: Upright Row

Woman doing upright row exercise with hand weights.This exercise stretches and strengthens your upper body. Before starting, read through all the instructions. During the exercise, breathe normally and use smooth movements. Stop if you feel any pain. If pain persists, call your healthcare provider.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Grasp a ____ pound weight in front of you with both hands, palms facing the body, and elbows straight.

  • Keep the weight close to your body. Raise the weight along the midline of your body to your collarbone. Your elbows should extend out to the sides. Return to the starting position.

  • Repeat ____ times. Do ____ sets ____ times a day.

CAUTION: If you have shoulder problems, consult your healthcare provider before doing this exercise. If you have a hard time keeping correct form, use a lighter weight.



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