Bb Upright Rows! Fan? Not A Fan?

Discussion in 'General Training' started by _Simon_, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Just curious whether anyone is a fan of doing BB Upright Rows.

    I know there are alot of thoughts on it being useless and dangerous, too harmful on the rotator cuff etc, but I actually quite like it. If I grab a wide grip and lean forward at the hips a slight bit it doesn't put that stretch/strain on the rotator cuff, and I keep very controlled, strict, non-jerking form.

    I find my medial delts are really pumped up after doing them.

    Also, does anyone feel these work the medial delts moreso than say BB Overhead/Military Press (as I think the OH press tends to externally rotate at the shoulder joint to get the anterior delts working more)?

    Gonna do a side-delt focused cycle coming up, curious as to your thoughts and whether it's worth using the Upright Row as my main compound lift...
  2. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    I love them but my rotator cuff doesn’t
  3. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Ditto above, fun exercise but too much OUCH, impingement galore
  4. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Haha ah fair enough :D. I find that the slight lean forward at the hips helps that and there's no discomfort. I may give it a go again, haven't had any issues with it in the past, but hoping that it's not compounding any unknown damage haha.
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  5. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Lack of discomfort doesn’t mean the damage isn’t being done at initial stages.

    Really regret doing them, right shoulder just doesn’t play ball anymore after years of it.
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  6. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah that is a good point.. and wow didn't realise they did you damage. Just unsure if they are indeed harmful for everyone all the time. All sorts of sources say different things... If anything I won't go super heavy with them, but hmmm I guess there is still the possibility of wear and tear...
  7. Brixtonian

    Brixtonian Active Member

    Try them with dumbells
  8. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Thanks mate yeah for this cycle I've been trying them with dumbbells, so far so good!
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