What's a good alternatives to upright rows?

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  1. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    Haven't had problems yet but numerous people here have had injuries caused by upright rows.
     
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    For me, the movement worked side delts, rear delts, and trap.

    When I had to stop doing them I starting doing more volume with side DB raises, face pulls, and behind the back BB shrugs.
     
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    DB snatches?
     
  4. RollinDollos

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    Upright rows FUCK up the AC joint

    Don't know what the movement is called but get a d-handle on a cable machine, grab with the hand furthest from the cable, go from the waist to what would be the end of a snatch.

    You're hitting the delts hard enough if you are doing enough press movements.
     
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    Anyone who has problems with these probably has a snatch
     
  6. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    Explain...
     
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    I thought upright rows were only bad on your joints if you did them using a fixed width grip ie. barbell, and that using a DB or the rope attachment allows from proper joint movement which negated the added injury potential
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Try doing them at a cable station. I did them once or twice with an ez-bar and hurt my shoulders both times.

    Now I do them 2/3's through my shoulder workout with light weight and slow movements and haven't had any pain what-so-ever.
     
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    snatch high pulls or power snatches if you dont have the flexability
     
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    Seated dumbell cleans.
     
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    When I do them I normally use an EZ curl bar and stop when my upper arms are parrallel to the floor. :dunno:
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    where you doing them heavy with low reps or as a high rep move?
     
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    I use a straight bar but keep it pretty light and also only until arms are parallel to floor. So bar reaches maybe sternum height.
     
  15. evolude

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    Where are you gripping? Shoulder width?
     
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    Wider than shoulder width.
    I think narrow grip hits traps more.
     
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    evolude OT Supporter

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    Ah, always wondered about grip relation to targeted muscles for these.

    :cool:
     
  18. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    Same.

    Now I know why I always feel those in traps more. Time to grip wider it seems.
     
  19. JeremyD

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    centopani rows. Hard to describe....just look for the video of him doing shoulders on MDTV
     
  20. CPop

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    I recently tried doing DB upright rows and liked them. FWIW...
     
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    I like doing upright rows with a curved bar on the cable machine for reps of 20.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I do it on the cable machine with a rope attachment. Do em light, sets of 15-20.
     
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    i absolutely love and hate these. they make me feel like a bitch.
     
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    i got my first ever shoulder impingement doing upright rows *sigh* meeeeemoooories
     
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    upright rows suck
     
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