Back, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Neck, Shoulders

PowerBlock Upright Row

PowerBlock Upright Row
Muscle Groups
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Trapezius strength.
  • Deltoid strength.


PowerBlock upright rows strengthen and define the shoulders and traps. The biceps also assist in pulling the dumbbells up. The dumbbell upright row should be performed with a moderate weight and care must be taken to use proper technique. If too heavy of a load is used with improper technique a shoulder injury may occur. A common injury at the shoulder joint is “impingement” in which the bones pinch the tendons in the shoulder rotators.


  • Standing, hold the dumbbells in front of your thighs, arms straight and palms facing back.
  • Lift the dumbbells straight up by leading up with your elbows.
  • Keep the dumbbells close to your body on the way up, and relax your wrists by letting them bend.
  • Lower the dumbbells back to the front of your thighs.


  • Keeping the wrist stiff instead of relaxed.
  • Dumbbells too far away in front of the body.

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