Upright Row with Dumbbells

upright row dumbbell exerciseEquipment Required: a pair of dumbbells


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and the knees relaxed, with a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Hold the dumbbells in front of your legs with the palms facing your thighs.
  3. Pull both the dumbbells up to chest level, keeping them below the level of the shoulders.
  4. pull until the upper arm is parallel to the floor. The elbows will point out and up.
  5. After a pause, slowly lower the weights back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat until the set is completed.

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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