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Upright Barbell Row Guide

  1. Exercise Type: Compound - engages and works multiple muscle groups at the same time.
  2. Targeted Muscle Groups:
    • primary: trapezius, front deltoids, back deltoids
    • secondary: biceps, forearm

How to perform?

The Upright Barbell Row is a compound exercise that primarily works the upper trapezius and middle deltoid muscle groups. Additionally, the biceps and forearms also get worked as secondary muscle groups. The exercise is performed by standing with an overhand grip on a barbell, keeping the torso upright and pulling the barbell up towards the chest while keeping the elbows close to the body.


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