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Exercise Demonstrations

Upright Dumbbell Rows

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Upright Dumbbell Rows Exercise

Starting Position

Stand with feet slightly apart, back straight. Grasp dumbbells with overhand grip in front of body and directly below shoulders, keeping arms straight but not locked.

Action

EXHALE: Pull the dumbbells straight upward, lifting elbows as high as possible, keeping dumbbells in a straight line below the shoulders.

INHALE: Slowly lower the weights to the starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

Keep knees slightly bent and torso upright. Your upper body will want to lean backwards as you lift-- keeping your abs tight and watching yourself from the side in a mirror will help you keep your upper body still.

Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Upper back

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