1. Take an overhand hold on a barbell that is just little narrower than shoulder width. With your arms outstretched and your elbows slightly bent, the bar should be resting on top of your thighs.Also, make sure your back is straight. This will be where you start.
2. Next, exhale and lift the bar with your shoulders’ sides while raising your elbows to the side.
While raising the bar, keep it close to your body. Lift the bar steadily until it is almost at your chin.
Tip: Your elbows should always be higher than your forearms and should drive the motion. At the height of the movement, take a little break while maintaining a still torso.
3. Slowly return the bar to its starting position. As you carry out this part of the action, inhale.
4. Continue for the suggested number of repetitions.
Variations: This exercise can also be done with a straight bar attached to a small pulley or with dumbbells, however the latter variation is best left to those who are well-versed in proper technique.
Alternative Exercises For Upright Barbell Row
Upright Cable Row