Ez Bar Upright Row

Exercise / Shoulders, Trapezius

How to Ez Bar Upright Row

z-bar upright row

Starting Position: Begin my grabbing the barbell with your palms facing your body. Place your hands fairly close together– closer than shoulder width.

Form: Exhale and raise your elbows and shoulders up to about 90 degrees. Hold just for a brief second and then slowly lower to the starting position.

Personal Trainer Tips: Move in a controlled manner, so that momentum does not take over. If you are trying this exercise for the first time, choose a light weight and progress slowly.

Ez Bar Upright Row Benefits

  • The EZ-Bar upright row is an upper body exercise that predominantly targets the trapezius and deltoids, which is responsible for adding width to your shoulders. Usually, it is performed using a standard barbell or EZ bar.
  • The EZ-bar upright row is one of the effective exercises for building bigger traps, but it’s also a move that’s easy to get mistake. One of the easiest ways to ensure your form is on point is to avoid using dumbbells that are too heavy.

Ez Bar Upright RowCons

Pressure on the Shoulder and Rotator Cuff

During the upright barbell row, the shoulder is placed in a relatively compressed position, so some people may feel shoulder pain with this exercise. But some therapists put it lower on their list of shoulder exercises because of the compressive nature of the exercise.

In order to strengthen your body in certain positions you must do certain exercises, but every exercise puts pressure on the area that you are strengthening. Take the knee for example, every exercise that strengthens the knee also puts pressure on the knee.

If you feel pain during or after this exercise, discontinue it and seek help. So in regards to the upright row, you’ll have to use discretion or seek the counsel of a licensed health professional or certified personal trainer.

Ez Bar Upright Row – Muscles Worked

Target - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Trapezius
Synergists - Supraspinatus
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - İnfraspinatus
Synergists - Teres Minor
Synergists - Brachialis
Synergists - Brachioradialis
Synergists - Biceps
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Stabilizers - Levator Scapulae
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