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Another great exercise for the shoulders is the upright barbell row.

It is a compound exercise that not only targets the shoulders, specifically the side deltoids followed by the front delts, but also the trapezius muscles, the rhomboids and the teres minor (upper and lateral muscles in the back), as well as the forearms.

The primary muscles engaged, the side or lateral deltoids, form the rounded cap of your shoulders, giving them that beautiful roundness.

 

Performing Upright Barbell Rows:  

Start the movement with your back straight and chest high. Bring the barbell upwards close to your trunk while maintaining a shoulder-width grip. Lift up to the collar bones or top of the shoulders.

Your risk of injury increases if you bring the bar up all the way to your chin or nose and if you have a narrow grip. Performing the exercise incorrectly over time can cause shoulder impingement or bursitis.

 

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If for some reason you want to exercise at home, you can just buy a barbell with a few weights and do so anytime:

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Remember, whether you want to lose weight, tone your body, gain strength or size,

all muscles must be trained.

Lift, Burn more Fat, Get Stronger and Live Healthier!

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana

The Fitness Wellness Mentor