Frequent question: What muscles do upright rows target?

Do upright rows work the lats?

Upright Row Muscles Used

It is one of the best exercises to workout your traps, core and shoulder muscles as well as some back muscles. The main muscles that are worked during the upright row are: deltoids, lats, latissimus dorsi (the lat), traps, biceps and brachialis.

How good are upright rows?

An upright row is an effective exercise to build strength in the shoulders and upper back. It’s a pull exercise, meaning you’ll be pulling the weight toward you and targeting your posterior chain, or the muscles on the backside of your body.

Do upright rows work rear delts?

But also surprising is the fact that the wide-grip upright row also increased muscle activity of the rear (posterior) deltoid head. So use the upright row in this manner for better development of both the middle and rear delts, as well as the traps.

Are delts push or pull?

This is why front delts are considered pushing muscles (as in shoulder press) and side delts are considered pulling muscles (as in upright rows).

How heavy should a lateral raise be?

As always, it’s best to be more concerned with perfect form than in how heavy you can lift. Working towards 8-12 raises (each side) without swinging the weights, arching your back or shrugging your shoulders is a good way to know what weight is best for you.

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