Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by evolude, Jan 30, 2009.
Haven't had problems yet but numerous people here have had injuries caused by upright rows.
For me, the movement worked side delts, rear delts, and trap.
When I had to stop doing them I starting doing more volume with side DB raises, face pulls, and behind the back BB shrugs.
Upright rows FUCK up the AC joint
Don't know what the movement is called but get a d-handle on a cable machine, grab with the hand furthest from the cable, go from the waist to what would be the end of a snatch.
You're hitting the delts hard enough if you are doing enough press movements.
Anyone who has problems with these probably has a snatch
I thought upright rows were only bad on your joints if you did them using a fixed width grip ie. barbell, and that using a DB or the rope attachment allows from proper joint movement which negated the added injury potential
Try doing them at a cable station. I did them once or twice with an ez-bar and hurt my shoulders both times.
Now I do them 2/3's through my shoulder workout with light weight and slow movements and haven't had any pain what-so-ever.
snatch high pulls or power snatches if you dont have the flexability
Seated dumbell cleans.
When I do them I normally use an EZ curl bar and stop when my upper arms are parrallel to the floor.
where you doing them heavy with low reps or as a high rep move?
I use a straight bar but keep it pretty light and also only until arms are parallel to floor. So bar reaches maybe sternum height.
Where are you gripping? Shoulder width?
Wider than shoulder width.
I think narrow grip hits traps more.
Ah, always wondered about grip relation to targeted muscles for these.
Now I know why I always feel those in traps more. Time to grip wider it seems.
centopani rows. Hard to describe....just look for the video of him doing shoulders on MDTV
I recently tried doing DB upright rows and liked them. FWIW...
I like doing upright rows with a curved bar on the cable machine for reps of 20.
I do it on the cable machine with a rope attachment. Do em light, sets of 15-20.
i absolutely love and hate these. they make me feel like a bitch.
i got my first ever shoulder impingement doing upright rows *sigh* meeeeemoooories
upright rows suck