Upright rowing is a shoulder exercise that primarily develops and strengthens your deltoids. Grip the bar at about shoulder width. Exhale as you pull it up to shoulder height, elbows high. Inhale as you smoothly lower the bar. Keep the bar close to your body at all times.
Be sure to control the weight. Do not swing your body or jerk the weight to lift it. Dynamically cleaning a weight to your shoulders is a great whole body exercise. But upright rowing is more of an isolation movement, not a clean. Be smooth and use proper form.
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