Is the upright row for shoulders the worst workout in bodybuilding? Yes it is. Don’t do it!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a new workout to add to my arm routine which is called the barbell “upright” row for shoulders. Ya know, ya take a barbell, hold it and raise it up to your chest as you see in the thumbnail in this video. I learned this workout in youtube so I decided to give it a try at the gym.

The workout made me feel weird and a little uncomfortable. This is a workout that you don’t want to lift too heavy on. Each time I did this workout, it made my wrists and hands feel weird. Made my shoulders a little uncomfortable too.

After watching this video, I now understand why this is the worst workout ever in the gym. A lot of people say that bench press, dead-lift and barbell squats are dangerous workouts but actually those are pretty safe. It’s the “upright” row for shoulders that is dangerous. This workout can really mess up your hands and shoulders even worse, you can get injured badly doing this workout. No matter how right you do it, this workout could still hurt you.

So with that being said, I’m going to ditch this workout from my arm day routine completely. I’ll no longer do this workout but it was good to experiment with it a little bit.

The thing is, I’m always looking for new and different workouts to try ’cause it gets boring doing the same things each week. I like to switch my routines up some once in a while. For shoulder workouts, I’ll just continue to do seated dumbbell presses and lateral side raises ’cause I like those a lot more and they are safer to do too.

If you do the “upright” row for shoulders at the gym, I would suggest you stop doing those too. This isn’t a popular workout anyways and I can see why. It’s a brutal workout and dangerous.


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