Upright Row

Upright Row – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as an “Upright Row”. This exercise works the shoulders, arms, trapezius muscles (upperback), etc. Martial artists use this exercise to improve their punching and grappling power. The upright row can be done with dumbbells or a barbell.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video on Upright Rows (with Dumbbells)

Instructional Video on Upright Rows (with Barbell)