Quick Tip: How to Perform Dumbbell Upright Rows

M&S Team
Written By: M&S Team
June 29th, 2018
Updated: March 30th, 2021
Categories: Articles Training
Tags: Video
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro & Beast athlete Brandon Hendrickson breaks down everything you need to know to perform the dumbbell upright row.

In this quick tip video, IFBB Men’s Physique Pro and Beast athlete Brandon Hendrickson shows us how to properly perform the dumbbell upright row.

Make sure to keep your dumbbells a couple of inches in front of your body. A lot of people hold the dumbbells close to the leg, so this might feel awkward the first time you try it out.

When pulling the weight, focus on raising up with the elbow. Keep your hands fairly lose; they should act as latches to hold the weight and nothing more. This will help keep constant tension on the shoulder muscles.

As you perform each rep, you want to make sure you keep the dumbbells 3-4 inches in front of your body and focus on driving the weight up.