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Upright row & db shrugs

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alexmac
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2005/07/25 20:59:32 (permalink)

Upright row & db shrugs

Is barbell upright row a good shoulder exercises, plus is it safe to do cos ive heard a few people say to avoid it as its an exercises which is more likely to cause injuries than other?

When i do db shrugs i lift straight up, hold for 2secs then lower. Ive seen other in the gym that make a circular motion goin backwards with their shoulders, what the difference?
post edited by alexmac - 2005/07/25 21:02:06
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/25 21:06:30 (permalink)
    Your right, they're wrong. Another alternative is standing dumbell rows (to the armpit)
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/26 17:10:04 (permalink)
    Is doing the cirular motion dangerous...cause practically everyone does this in my gym????
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/26 17:44:41 (permalink)
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/26 19:21:32 (permalink)
    Well if look at the movement it is a shrug mixed with delt raises.
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/27 10:32:02 (permalink)
    Upright rows have been in my shoulder workouts for as long as i've been training with no negative effects. This exercise gets a bad rep all the time. Most of the time it causes problems because people perform it with bad technique, bringing the bar too high or letting the wrists come higher than the elbows. Try it with a shoulder width grip instead of a narrow grip. If it causes you any pain then dont do it.

    Shrugs should be done straight up and down - no rolling of the shoulders - keep your chin up off your chest, make sure its the traps doing the work not your calves.
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/28 04:53:02 (permalink)
    I've done upright rows forever. As many have said they'er fine with proper mechanics. As for shrugs, have you tried a reverse shrug? Use the dip bar, position your self as if you were going to do a dip and lower and raise your self with just your traps. I usually use a belt and hang some weight from it.
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/28 05:02:04 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: warrden1
    As for shrugs, have you tried a reverse shrug? Use the dip bar, position your self as if you were going to do a dip and lower and raise your self with just your traps. I usually use a belt and hang some weight from it.


    I don't see how that can work your traps (as a prime mover) unless you were hanging upside down. I've heard of that exercise being used to target the pec minor, but never the traps.
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    RE: Upright row & db shrugs 2005/07/28 05:21:05 (permalink)



    I don't see how that can work your traps (as a prime mover) unless you were hanging upside down. I've heard of that exercise being used to target the pec minor, but never the traps.


    Try it. And if you use just your traps to move, it will work your traps. It's different and it works for me.
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