Am I supposed to be feeling pain in my shoulders when doing upright rows?

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    therealdeal New Member

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    Not my delts, my shoulders themselves. It doesnt feel right at all. Probably a stupid question, but thought i'd throw it out there...
     
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    if i remember correctly they are supposed to be really bad for your shoulders
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    truth. See Cressey's article: Shoulder Savers Part II
     
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    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    yes, and you're also suppose to feel burning when you urinate.
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    mine hurt also, but I wanna build a big yolk :hs:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    you don't need upright rows for big traps :hsugh:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah I havn't done upright rows in forever, I don't see any point.
     
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    Shoulder Saver #16: Ditching the Barbell Upright Rows

    I've often said that I don't believe in contraindicated exercises — only contraindicated individuals. I still stand firm with that statement, but if there is one exercise that will ever push me over the line, it's going to be the upright row. This is as internally rotated as the humerus will get, and you're elevating the humerus right into the impingement zone on every rep.
    For that reason, I'll never write this into a program for a client or athlete. The dumbbell version is a slightly safer alternative, although I feel that there are still much safer ways to challenge the upper traps and deltoids. To summarize, if you've ever had a shoulder problem, suspect that you might have one now, or have other predisposing characteristics (i.e. poor posture, lots of overhead work in your daily life) that might increase your risk of impingement, you'd be wise to omit upright rows altogether.
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

    One follow up- what do you think are the best exercises for lat width? I do varying grip pullups, rows, yates rows, anything obvious that I'm missing?
     
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